Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/610591
Title:
MEDICATION BELIEFS AND MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN THE OLDER ADULT
Author:
Shumaker, Becki Debora
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Purpose: To explore the relationship between beliefs about medication and medication adherence in the older adult. Organizing Constructs: Medication adherence and beliefs within the framework of Orem's Self -Care Theory. Study Design: This exploratory study uses a correlational design to survey a convenience sample of older adults. Methods: A convenience sample of 30 older adults, living independently, at least 65 years of age, and taking at least 3 prescription medications per day, were surveyed to identify factors that may influence medication non -adherence. Participants were asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, the Beliefs about Medication Scale, and the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. Descriptive analyses and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficients were conducted. Results: A relationship between beliefs and medication adherence was not identified in this group of older adults. Conclusion: Beliefs may be an important factor in medication adherence. Further research is needed to explore the relationship between the two concepts in a less homogeneous sample.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Crogan, Neva

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMEDICATION BELIEFS AND MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN THE OLDER ADULTen_US
dc.creatorShumaker, Becki Deboraen
dc.contributor.authorShumaker, Becki Deboraen
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To explore the relationship between beliefs about medication and medication adherence in the older adult. Organizing Constructs: Medication adherence and beliefs within the framework of Orem's Self -Care Theory. Study Design: This exploratory study uses a correlational design to survey a convenience sample of older adults. Methods: A convenience sample of 30 older adults, living independently, at least 65 years of age, and taking at least 3 prescription medications per day, were surveyed to identify factors that may influence medication non -adherence. Participants were asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, the Beliefs about Medication Scale, and the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. Descriptive analyses and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficients were conducted. Results: A relationship between beliefs and medication adherence was not identified in this group of older adults. Conclusion: Beliefs may be an important factor in medication adherence. Further research is needed to explore the relationship between the two concepts in a less homogeneous sample.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorCrogan, Nevaen
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