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A medication adherence risk assessment tool (RAT) compared with medication adherence report scale (MARS)

Alhomoud, Farah and Millar, Ian and Johnson, Julienne and Hudson, Stephen (2011) A medication adherence risk assessment tool (RAT) compared with medication adherence report scale (MARS). [Proceedings Paper]

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Abstract

In the UK, 36% of patients aged C65 years take more than three medicines. As age advances physical and cognitive skills deficits place patients at risk of treatment failure due to non-adherence to prescribed medications. ‘Compliance aids’ are often used to help patients self administer medication; in spite of lack of good evidence to support their use. Compliance aids are often used without appropriate patient assessment or clear identification of the specific deficits. Most medication adherence assessment tools rely on patients self reporting their perceived compliance behaviour. We report from an ongoing study to develop compliance risk assessment tools. This study was conducted in sheltered housing organisations with a high functioning patient group some of whom were using ‘compliance aids’ supplied by their pharmacists.

Item type: Proceedings Paper
ID code: 37835
Notes: 39th ESCP European symposium on clinical pharmacy & 13th SFPC congress: clinical pharmacy at the front line of innovations. 21–23 October 2010, Lyon, France
Keywords: risk assessment tool, medication adherence report scale, pharmacists, compliance, medication adherence, patient assessment, Pharmacy and materia medica
Subjects: Medicine > Pharmacy and materia medica
Department: Faculty of Science > Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2012 11:36
    Last modified: 07 Dec 2013 03:38
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37835

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