Polypharmacy in the Elderly: A Multicenter Study

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the polypharmacy issue and its correlations with socio-economic variables in Turkish elderly patients. Design: Cross-sectional Setting: Outpatient clinics of the medical schools, departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation from 12 provinces. Participants: A total of 1430 elderly in different geographical regions of Turkey during January 2007 to January 2008 were included. Measurements: Patients were interviewed using a questionnaire that included demographic characteristics, current medical diagnosis, and pharmaceuticals that are used by elderly. Demographical parameters were gender, age, marital status, number of children, level of education, province, and status of retirement. Results: The mean number of drugs was found to be higher in the females. There was a significant difference among age groups, marital status groups, and the number of children categories. The distribution of the number of drugs among education levels did not differ significantly, whereas the distribution of the number of drugs between the status of retirement and presence of chronic disease differed significantly. Conclusions: Polypharmacy is correlated with various factors including age, sex, marital status, number of children, status of retirement, and presence of chronic medical conditions but not educational status in our study group. (J Am Med Dir Assoc 2009; 10: 486-490)

Yazar Kutsal, Yesim Gokce
Barak, Anil
Atalay, Ayce
Baydar, Terken
Kucukoglu, Selcuk
Tuncer, Tiraje
Hizmetli, Sami
Yayın Türü Article
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/3111
Tek Biçim Adres 10.1016/j.jamda.2009.03.018
Konu Başlıkları Drugs
elderly
polypharmacy
socio-economic status
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Dergi Adı JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 10
Dergi Sayısı 7
Sayfalar 486 - 490
Yayın Yılı 2009
Eser Adı
[dc.title]
Polypharmacy in the Elderly: A Multicenter Study
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Kutsal, Yesim Gokce
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Barak, Anil
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Atalay, Ayce
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Baydar, Terken
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Kucukoglu, Selcuk
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Tuncer, Tiraje
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Hizmetli, Sami
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2009
Yayıncı
[dc.publisher]
ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
article
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the polypharmacy issue and its correlations with socio-economic variables in Turkish elderly patients. Design: Cross-sectional Setting: Outpatient clinics of the medical schools, departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation from 12 provinces. Participants: A total of 1430 elderly in different geographical regions of Turkey during January 2007 to January 2008 were included. Measurements: Patients were interviewed using a questionnaire that included demographic characteristics, current medical diagnosis, and pharmaceuticals that are used by elderly. Demographical parameters were gender, age, marital status, number of children, level of education, province, and status of retirement. Results: The mean number of drugs was found to be higher in the females. There was a significant difference among age groups, marital status groups, and the number of children categories. The distribution of the number of drugs among education levels did not differ significantly, whereas the distribution of the number of drugs between the status of retirement and presence of chronic disease differed significantly. Conclusions: Polypharmacy is correlated with various factors including age, sex, marital status, number of children, status of retirement, and presence of chronic medical conditions but not educational status in our study group. (J Am Med Dir Assoc 2009; 10: 486-490)
Açıklama
[dc.description]
WOS: 000270438400009
Açıklama
[dc.description]
PubMed: 19716065
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
[dc.date.accessioned]
2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Dili
[dc.language.iso]
eng
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Drugs
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
elderly
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
polypharmacy
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
socio-economic status
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
1525-8610
İlk Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.startpage]
486
Son Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.endpage]
490
Dergi Adı
[dc.relation.journal]
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
Dergi Sayısı
[dc.identifier.issue]
7
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
10
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2009.03.018
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/3111
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