Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPlácido, Ana Isabel
dc.contributor.authorHerdeiro, Maria Teresa Ferreira
dc.contributor.authorSimões, João Lindo
dc.contributor.authorAmaral, Odete
dc.contributor.authorFigueiras Guzmán, Adolfo
dc.contributor.authorRoque, Fátima
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-24T14:12:54Z
dc.date.available2020-11-24T14:12:54Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationPlácido, A.I.; Herdeiro, M.T.; Simões, J.L.; Amaral, O.; Figueiras, A.; Roque, F. Voices of Polymedicated Older Patients: A Focus Group Approach. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6443
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10347/23775
dc.description.abstractPolypharmacy in older adults is frequently associated with incorrect management of medicines, which causes drug-related problems and, subsequently, poor health outcomes. Understanding why older adults incorrectly manage their medicines is fundamental to health outcomes, however, it is an issue that remains poorly explored. The aim of this study is to examine older people’s perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, and concerns in the central region of Portugal. Thirteen focus groups with sixty-one older adults taking five or more prescription medicines were conducted to explore older patients’ perceptions and beliefs about and management of their medication. Sampling was conducted until theme saturation had been achieved. Transcripts were coded and data were obtained using the NVivo qualitative data-analysis software programme. Older adults recognise the importance of medicines for ensuring healthy ageing. Owing to a lack of literacy, however, they frequently commit medication mistakes and compromise their health outcomes. Promoting the literacy and empowerment of older patients, as well as strengthening the relationship between health professionals and patients, is crucial when it comes to addressing drug-related problems and improving health outcomes
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was financially supported by the MedElderly project [SAICT-POL/23585/2016], funded by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT/MCTES), Portugal 2020 and Centro 2020 grants; and by the APIMedOlder project [PTDC/MED-FAR/31598/2017], funded by the operational programme of competitiveness and internationalization (POCI), in its FEDER/FNR component POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031598, and the Foundation for Science and Technology, in its state budget component (OE)
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rights© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPolypharmacy
dc.subjectHome-dwelling older patients
dc.subjectMedication errors
dc.subjectFocus group sessions
dc.titleVoices of Polymedicated Older Patients: A Focus Group Approach
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.DOI10.3390/ijerph17186443
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186443
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.identifier.e-issn1660-4601
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Psiquiatría, Radioloxía, Saúde Pública, Enfermaría e Medicina
dc.description.peerreviewedSI


Files in this item

application/pdf
Name: 2020_ijerph_placido_voices.pdf
Size: 348.6 Kb
Format: PDF


Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as  © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)





Harvesters:Useful links:
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela | Teléfonos: +34 881 811 000 e +34 982 820 000 | Contact Us | Send Feedback