Adherence and Medication Instructions Review and Recommendations

Daniel Morrow, Javaid Sheikh

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Prescription medication nonadherence among the elderly is a serious medical problem. Nonadherence is primarily caused by poor communication between health professionals and elderly patients. More specifically, nonadherence often reflects the inability of patients to understand and remember their medication instructions. Therefore, adherence can be increased by designing instructions that enable elders to easily construct a clear and simple mental model of how to take their medication. Inexpensive microcomputer-based hardware and software makes it possible for pharmacists to provide elderly patients with effective instructions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1160
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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