Non-adherence in older people: intentional or unintentional?

Bhattacharya, D, Wright, David, Purvis, J. R and Corlett, A. J (2004) Non-adherence in older people: intentional or unintentional? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 12 (Supplement R63). ISSN 2042-7174

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Abstract of a poster presented in the practice research session of the British Pharmaceutical Conference, Manchester, 27-29 Sep 2004. This study measured non-adherence in 100 older patients (median age 82.9yr; 37% male) discharged into the community from a care of the elderly ward over 24 months via dosage unit count (DUC) and self-report questionnaire (medication adherence report scale). Via DUC, 53.1% were adherent with all of their prescribed drugs, 9.2% non-adherent with all prescribed drugs and 37.7% adherent with some of their prescribed drugs. Overall values for methods of deviation with all 126 drugs were that unintentional non-adherence was reported by 38 (10.9%) and intentional by 53 (26.1%) of all 100 patients. Patients were non-adherent with different drugs for different reasons. Concludes that intentional non-adherence predominates in older patients and is dependent upon the drug prescribed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Medicines Management (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Patient Care
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 11:49
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 23:44

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