Liens entre les habiletés cognitives des personnes âgées et la prise d'une médication prescrite

Authors: Boivin, Katia
Advisor: Robichaud, Line
Abstract: The goals of the study were to acquire better knowledge about the relationship between cognitive abilities and adherence to medication and to identify a screening tool for people having difficulties to take their medication. To reach this goal, a cross-sectional study, with fifty-eight participants, was conducted in two geriatric units. A logistic regression model showed that global cognitive abilities, memory and process skills are related with the taking of medication. The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills showed a good potential as a screening tool for medication intake difficulties. As complementary results, we found that complexity of medication, medication intake method changes as well as psychological problems are not in related to the taking of medication. Finally, the most frequent error made by participants is the non initiation of the medication intake.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2009
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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