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Vol. 8, Issue 12 (2019)

Assessment of medication non-adherence among Saudi old adults patients at security forces hospital program in Riyadh, KSA

Author(s):
Reema Alamri, Arwa Alzharani, Mariam Annab, Nadeen Alrumaih, Sara Alhilali and Dr. Amal Al-Najjar
Abstract:
Objective: The purpose of this study is to explore the medication adherence or non-compliance among old adult patients ≥50years old.
Methods: A cross-sectional, observational study was conducted, with a representative sample of 150-individuals, female and male. The data was collected using a questionnaire by personal interviews. It was, then was tabulated and interpreted.
Results: Our old adults patients tend to be adherent to their medications and have defects in counseling, especially by pharmacist. They have poor practice in terms of using and buying their medications, however not to a major extent.
Conclusion: Old adult population need to be adherent to their medications in order to get the maximum benefits from these medications. The role as pharmacists who work with them must be magnified and a specialty as "elderly clinical pharmacist" must be taken in consideration. Apps in Arabic language can be a good option for them.
Pages: 159-163  |  298 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Reema Alamri, Arwa Alzharani, Mariam Annab, Nadeen Alrumaih, Sara Alhilali, Dr. Amal Al-Najjar. Assessment of medication non-adherence among Saudi old adults patients at security forces hospital program in Riyadh, KSA. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(12):159-163.
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