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dc.contributor.authorShrank, William H.
dc.contributor.authorLiberman, Joshua N.
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorKilabuk, Elaine
dc.contributor.authorGirdish, Charmaine
dc.contributor.authorCutrona, Sarah L.
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Troyen
dc.contributor.authorChoudhry, Niteesh K.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:21.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:27:45Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:27:45Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-24
dc.date.submitted2011-09-09
dc.identifier.citationJ Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2011 Jul-Aug;51(4):492-8. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1331/JAPhA.2011.10006">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn1086-5802 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1331/JAPhA.2011.10006
dc.identifier.pmid21602166
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/36860
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To explore caregiver adherence to chronic medications and predictors of appropriate medication use. DESIGN: Descriptive, nonexperimental, cross-sectional study. SETTING: United States in May 2009. PARTICIPANTS: 2,000 adults randomly selected from a large national consumer panel. INTERVENTION: Web-based survey of community pharmacy patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Self-reported medication adherence. RESULTS: 21% of those invited (3,775) responded to the survey invitation. Of the 2,000 individuals who were eligible to participate, 38% described themselves as caregivers. Among caregivers, 45% agreed that they were more likely to forget their own medications than medications for their caregivees. Caregivers were 10% more likely to forget to take their medications, 11% more likely to stop taking medications if they felt well, and 13% more likely to forget to refill their medications than noncare-givers (P < 0.001 for all). In fully adjusted models, caregivers had 36% greater odds (95% CI 0.52-0.79) of reporting that they were nonadherent compared with noncare-givers and increased medication use among caregivees was associated with worse adherence among caregivers (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Medication nonadherence was common in this population, and caregivers were more likely to report poor medication adherence than noncaregivers. Considering that caregivers often engage health professionals, physicians and pharmacists may choose to screen for caregiving status. Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to intervene to enhance appropriate medication adherence.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1331/JAPhA.2011.10006
dc.subjectMedication Adherence
dc.subjectCaregivers
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.titleAre caregivers adherent to their own medications
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA
dc.source.volume51
dc.source.issue4
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/meyers_pp/234
dc.identifier.contextkey2227698
html.description.abstract<p>OBJECTIVE: To explore caregiver adherence to chronic medications and predictors of appropriate medication use.</p> <p>DESIGN: Descriptive, nonexperimental, cross-sectional study.</p> <p>SETTING: United States in May 2009.</p> <p>PARTICIPANTS: 2,000 adults randomly selected from a large national consumer panel.</p> <p>INTERVENTION: Web-based survey of community pharmacy patients.</p> <p>MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Self-reported medication adherence.</p> <p>RESULTS: 21% of those invited (3,775) responded to the survey invitation. Of the 2,000 individuals who were eligible to participate, 38% described themselves as caregivers. Among caregivers, 45% agreed that they were more likely to forget their own medications than medications for their caregivees. Caregivers were 10% more likely to forget to take their medications, 11% more likely to stop taking medications if they felt well, and 13% more likely to forget to refill their medications than noncare-givers (P < 0.001 for all). In fully adjusted models, caregivers had 36% greater odds (95% CI 0.52-0.79) of reporting that they were nonadherent compared with noncare-givers and increased medication use among caregivees was associated with worse adherence among caregivers (P < 0.05).</p> <p>CONCLUSION: Medication nonadherence was common in this population, and caregivers were more likely to report poor medication adherence than noncaregivers. Considering that caregivers often engage health professionals, physicians and pharmacists may choose to screen for caregiving status. Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to intervene to enhance appropriate medication adherence.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathmeyers_pp/234
dc.contributor.departmentMeyers Primary Care Institute
dc.source.pages492-8


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