Polypharmacy in elderly women after myocardial infarction.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Patricia B. Crane, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The aims of the study were to: (a) examine the number, absolute volume, and type of daily medications older women were taking 6 to 12 months post-myocardial infarction (MI); (b) describe the financial burden of cardiac medications; and (c) examine the relationship of age, education, and income to the number of medications. An analysis of a cross-sectional descriptive study of women >65 years of age who were post-MI was used. Most (89%; N = 83) were taking at least one cardiac medication, costs per day varied ($0.13–$6.75), and total number of pills taken per day was 1 to 19. Age, education, and income did not explain the number of medications. Consideration of the financial burden of medications is important to increase compliance and foster secondary prevention in older women.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
polypharmacy, older women, myocardial infarction, nursing, women, aging, post-myocardial infection medications

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