How Depression And Anxiety Affect Patient Adherence
- Volume 22 - Issue 3 - March 2009
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Incorporating these screening tools in our office protocols also makes a clear statement to our patients that we understand chronic wound healing requires attention to psychological as well as physical health. By modeling behavior that destigmatizes and stresses the importance of mental health, and by insisting on tight glycemic control, we have an opportunity to make real progress with our patients with diabetes.
Ms. Megas is a nurse practitioner with the Center for Wound Healing at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
Dr. Steinberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Steinberg is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
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