Health Issues and Medicare D Rx: Partnerships to Support Older Adults

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148892
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Issues and Medicare D Rx: Partnerships to Support Older Adults
Abstract:
Health Issues and Medicare D Rx: Partnerships to Support Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:De Natale, Mary Lou, EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Univeristy of San Francisco
Title:Associate Professor
[Scientific session research presentation] Purpose: The aim of this qualitative research project has been to determine the overall concerns/attitudes of older adults regarding the Medicare D Prescription Plan particularly their use and access issues. Preventive care issues and cost of prescription have been a concern for the older adults across all socioeconomic levels. Significance: Older adults are vulnerable and at potential risk for health care access and use of health service. Andersen (1995) behavioral model provides a theoretical foundation regarding access to care and utilization of services. Research Design: This qualitative research design utilized a researcher developed interview guide and demographic data on a convenience sample of 72 older adults attending senior centers in a large metropolitan area. The interviews noted issues regarding access to information, enrollment issues, and support for questions and concerns with providers and pharmacists, and issues regarding prescriptions. Data Analysis: The data for this research was generated from interviews and demographic questionnaires. Additionally the interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed using constant comparative method. The interviews noted issues regarding access to information, enrollment issues, support for questions and concerns with providers and pharmacists, and issues regarding prescriptions. Implications for Practice: Medicare coverage and advocacy for older adult issues are changing the way in which nurses are providing care and working with health care providers and pharmacists. This study can provide further information that can support the advocacy, quality of care, and referrals that are given to seniors regarding health care and medication compliance.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Issues and Medicare D Rx: Partnerships to Support Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148892-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Issues and Medicare D Rx: Partnerships to Support Older Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">De Natale, Mary Lou, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Univeristy of San Francisco</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">denatalem@usfca.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Purpose: The aim of this qualitative research project has been to determine the overall concerns/attitudes of older adults regarding the Medicare D Prescription Plan particularly their use and access issues. Preventive care issues and cost of prescription have been a concern for the older adults across all socioeconomic levels. Significance: Older adults are vulnerable and at potential risk for health care access and use of health service. Andersen (1995) behavioral model provides a theoretical foundation regarding access to care and utilization of services. Research Design: This qualitative research design utilized a researcher developed interview guide and demographic data on a convenience sample of 72 older adults attending senior centers in a large metropolitan area. The interviews noted issues regarding access to information, enrollment issues, and support for questions and concerns with providers and pharmacists, and issues regarding prescriptions. Data Analysis: The data for this research was generated from interviews and demographic questionnaires. Additionally the interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed using constant comparative method. The interviews noted issues regarding access to information, enrollment issues, support for questions and concerns with providers and pharmacists, and issues regarding prescriptions. Implications for Practice: Medicare coverage and advocacy for older adult issues are changing the way in which nurses are providing care and working with health care providers and pharmacists. This study can provide further information that can support the advocacy, quality of care, and referrals that are given to seniors regarding health care and medication compliance.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:52:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:52:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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