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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Source : Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Volume 11, Issue 3, p.437-441. (2020)
Campus : Kochi
School : College of Nursing
Department : Medical Surgical Nursing
Year : 2020
Abstract : Background of the Study: One of the serious consequences in older patients is drug noncompliance. Nearly 40% to a high of 75% is estimated as the extend of noncompliance in the elderly .The aim of present study is to determine the compliance level and to identify the factors influencing the therapeutic regimen among senior citizen. Materials and Method: Quantitative approach with non-experimental descriptive design was used. A modified Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS) and modified WHO’s Adherence Model tool was used to assess the level of compliance and to identify the factors influencing the therapeutic regimen among the 409 subjects in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi (AIMS). Result: The study results showed that among 409 subjects,all were on medications and were between the age group from 60 – 76 yrs and above, 210 (51.3%) subjects were male and 199(48.7%) subjects were female,majority of the subjects 338(82.8%) were married the educational status of the subjects were 113(27.6%) had primary education and 160(39.1%) subjects had secondary education, nearly 228(55.7%) subjects were unemployed and 119(29.1%) subjects were retired 65(15.9%) subjects had good compliance however, 295(72.1%) subjects had moderate compliance and 49 subjects (12%) were identified with poor compliance to therapeutic regimen. There was significantly high association between education(0.002), income (0.043) and level of compliance (p<0.05), but there was no significant association between level of compliance and other demographic variables. Conclusion: The level of compliance among the elderly were good among highly educated elderly and of high economic status.
Cite this Research Publication : Regina Antony, Shalimol U. S., Nair, R. R., and R, T., “The Drug Compliance and Factors Influencing Therapeutic Regimen among Senior Citizen”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 437-441. , 2020.