Prevalence of poly-pharmacy and its associated factors among elderly in old folk home in perak, malaysia.

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: LINGKONG, Lee (Royal College of Surgeon Ireland/ Penang Medical College, Public Health, Taiping, Malaysia)
  • Co-author(s): Lee Lingkong
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Polypharmacy is a major health problem among the elderly and is responsible for drug related problems including adverse drug reactions. drug-drug interactions and non-adherence. 

    Purpose

    The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of poly-pharmacy and its associated factors among the elderly in old folk homes in north Malaysia

    Metho..

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