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Äldres läkemedelsföljsamhet och medvetenhet av läkemedelsförändringar efter utskrivning från vårdavdelning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background and objective: The population of Sweden is getting older and are using more drugs, which can affect adherence. Nonadherence is important to address since it can affect the efficacy of therapy and cause hospitalization. The primary objective of this study was therefore to investigate elderly´s general adherence to drugs after discharge to their home from a hospital ward. A secondary outcome was to investigate the awareness of and adherence to changes in drug therapy during the hospital stay.

Setting and Method: This descriptive study was investigating the adherence of elderly being discharged to their home from an internal medical ward at Norrland’s University Hospital during an eight week period. The method included telephone interviews using Medical Adherence Report Scale (MARS) to assess the general adherence and other questions regarding awareness and adherence to drug changes during the hospital stay.

Main outcome measures: Adherent (MARS ≥23) or nonadherent (MARS ≤22) and possible associated factors. Awareness and adherence to changes in drug therapy during the hospital stay. 

Results: Among 44 recruited 36 persons results were analysed in the study. These persons average MARS-score was 23,9 ± 1,4 with 31 persons (86%) assessed as adherent to their drug therapy and 5 persons (14%) as nonadherent. No significant association with age, gender, living situation and number of drugs could be seen. Of these 36 persons 30 had at least one change in their drug therapy during the hospital stay. At the telephone interview 23 (77%) of these persons were aware of which the changes were and 20 persons (67%) were adherent to all the changes.

Conclusion: There are some elderly discharged from hospital that are generally nonadherent and some are not aware or adherent to changes made in the drug therapy during the hospital stay. This is an important problem to attend to and to address with further interventions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
adherence
Keyword [sv]
klinisk farmaci, läkemedelsföljsamhet, äldre
National Category
Social and Clinical Pharmacy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-329063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-329063DiVA: diva2:1139340
Subject / course
Drug Management
Educational program
Master Programme in Clinical Pharmacy
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Available from: 2017-09-11 Created: 2017-09-07 Last updated: 2017-09-11Bibliographically approved

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