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Adherence to pharmacological treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain in individuals aged 65 and older

AUTOR:

AMRA ZALIHIĆ;

ZNANSTVENA PODRUČJA
SADRŽAJ (eng)
Background Medication nonadherence is a frequent problem in the treatment of chronic conditions. Objective To study the adherence to pharmacological treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain, as well as factors and patient attitudes related to nonadherence in patients aged ≥65 years. Methods The cross-sectional study was conducted with a self-administered questionnaire among 100 patients aged ≥65 years by five family physicians at the Health Care Centre Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Results According to their own statements, 57% of the patients were nonadherent, while 84% exhibited some form of nonadherence on the Morisky scale. The patients reported a mean pain intensity of 6.6 ± 2.2 on a visual analog scale. The most common deviation from the prescribed therapy was self-adjustment of the dose and medical …
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