|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2645008||1138456||2016||6 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود رایگان|
AimTo evaluate the association between adherence to treatment and beliefs about medications in multi-treated elderly patients.BackgroundA large body of evidence documented the importance of adherence to therapy in predicting clinical outcomes, and the association between adherence and medication beliefs in patients of various ages and with different health conditions. However, so far only a few studies have specifically investigated the associations between medication beliefs and adherence among elderly in polypharmacy.MethodsIn this multicenter cross-sectional study we used the MMAS-8 and BMQ Scales to assess medication adherence and beliefs about medications, respectively.ResultsThe final sample consisted of 567 patients. Patients reporting higher levels of necessity or concerns about their medicines showed higher adherence (OR: 1.61, and 2.02, respectively; both p < .001). Accepting patients (high necessity and low concerns) were less likely (OR: 0.24; p < .001) to report adherence than ambivalent ones (high necessity and concerns).ConclusionsMedication adherence is related to high necessity and concern about treatment. In nursing practice it is important to understand the specific barriers to adherence and to engage patients in the implementation of strategies to improve adherence.
Journal: Applied Nursing Research - Volume 30, May 2016, Pages 131–136