A self-administration of medications program to identify and address potential barriers to adherance in elderly patients

Tim Tran, Rohan Elliott, Simone Taylor, Michael Woodward

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Inpatient self-administration of medications programs (SAMPs) improve the medication knowledge and adherence of elderly patients after their discharge from the hospital. They may also identify patients who will have difficulties managing their medications after discharge; however, no previous study has evaluated the value of a SAMP for detecting and addressing barriers to adherence. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of a SAMP for detecting and addressing barriers to adherence in functionally impaired elderly hospital inpatients, and to identify predictors of patient performance in a SAMP
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201 - 206
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Pharmacotherapy
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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