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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.accessioned2021-02-05T10:15:50Z
dc.date.available2021-02-05T10:15:50Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationPlácido, A.I., Herdeiro, M.T., Simões, J.L. et al. Health professionals perception and beliefs about drug- related problems on polymedicated older adults- a focus group study. BMC Geriatr 21, 27 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01972-3
dc.identifier.issn1471-2318
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10347/24389
dc.description.abstractBackground: Polymedicated older patients are at greater risk of suffering from adverse events. For this reason, the detection of both inappropriate polypharmacy and polypharmacy-associated Drug-Related Problems (DRPs) are essential to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults and to reduce healthcare costs. This work aims to explore health professionals’ perceptions and opinions about polypharmacy and the handling of medicines by polymedicated older adults. Methods: Thirteen focus groups with 94 health professionals (20 community pharmacists, 40 general practitioners and, 34 nurses) were conducted in primary healthcare centers of the center region of Portugal. Participants were asked to discuss their perceptions and beliefs concerning DRPs in polymedicated older adults. The sessions were audiotaped. After the transcription and coding of focus group sessions, a thematic analysis was done. Results: The following four main themes emerged from the 13 focus group sessions: poor compliance and polypharmacy- A perpetuated vicious cycle, organization of the healthcare system, interaction and communication between the health professionals, and strategies to prevent inappropriate polypharmacy. Conclusions: The lack of both an efficient network of information and Interaction and communication between Health professionals makes the detection and/ or prevention of polypharmacy in older adults difficult. The implementation of new models to manage and/or prevent polypharmacy based on health professional perception and beliefs is essential to prevent DRPs and improve compliance among older adults
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.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2021. Open Access. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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dc.subjectHealth professionals
dc.subjectPolypharmacy
dc.subjectDrug-related problems
dc.subjectMedication management
dc.subjectOlder adults
dc.titleHealth professionals perception and beliefs about drug- related problems on polymedicated older adults- a focus group study
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.DOI10.1186/s12877-020-01972-3
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01972-3
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Psiquiatría, Radioloxía, Saúde Pública, Enfermaría e Medicina
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