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Feasibility testing of a theory-based intervention to improve older adults' adherence to medicines

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: PATTON, Deborah (Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom)
  • Co-author(s): Deborah Ellen Patton: School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Cristin Ryan: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    Carmel Hughes: School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Non-adherence is common in older adults prescribed multiple medicines (polypharmacy), however previous interventions have shown limited effects. To maximise effectiveness, a complex intervention was systematically developed using existing evidence, theory and patients’ views. The intervention included 11 behaviour change techniques

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Last update 13 May 2019

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