Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Older people--Drug use;
Medication noncompliance is linked with a complex medication regimen, poor drug knowledge, physical limitations, psychosocial characteristics, and poor communication. As important as this problem is to patients’ health especially those over the age of 65, there really is no solution to this problem or even steps to a solution. After interviewing eight care providers, I have come up with a few steps to begin solving this problem. These steps include a medication dispenser, communication between care providers, and education provided to patients by all care providers. In the end, there is no solution that will solve every case of medication noncompliance in patients over the age of 65, but these three steps are a great start to end a majority of these cases.
Date of Award
School of Applied Human Sciences
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2014 Rachel N. Cook
Cook, Rachel N., "Medication noncompliance in patients over the age of 65: risk factors, problems, and potential solutions" (2014). Honors Program Theses. 127.