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Assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Beth E. Barba, Professor (Creator)
Jacqueline K. Debrew, Clinical Associate Professor (Creator)
Anita S. Tesh, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: An assessment instrument for home health nurses to use in assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults was developed and tested on a convenience sample of 20 adults 65 and older admit to a local home health agency. The tool was found usable by nurses, understood by patients, and had adequate test-re-test reliability. The results emphasized the need for thorough medication assessments of all home health patients and provided a tool that home care nurses can use.

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Publication
Home Healthcare Nurse,16(10), 686-692
Language: English
Date: 1998
Keywords
Medication knowledge, Older adults, Assessment instrument, Home health nurses