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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150557
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Essence of the Experience of Polypharmacy in a Community of Elders
Abstract:
The Essence of the Experience of Polypharmacy in a Community of Elders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Blomstrom, Eugenia Martha, PhD, RN, CNS-Psyc/MH
P.I. Institution Name:University of Houston-Victoria
Title:Assistant Professor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] The Essence of the Experience of Poly Pharmacy in a Community of Elders
Purposes: to describe the meaning of living polypharmacy in the life-world of the community dwelling elders (65>) from the perspective
of those experiencing the phenomenon, to expand the body of knowledge of polycymakers and healthcare professionals regarding the
dilemma of polypharmacy, and more specifically to address Healthy People's 2010 initiative to improve quality of life for seniors.
Background: thirteen percent of the population is 65 years and older and consume 33% of all prescriptions. Polypharmacy in the elderly
community culminates in falls confusion, and even death. Between 1998-2006, the US Food and Drug Administration reported increases of
34.966 to 89,842 serious adverse events and 5,519 to 15,107 fatal events. Polypharmacy problems cost 200,00 lives and $200 Billion a year.
Method: After IRB approval for this Husserlian phenomenological descriptive study, twenty participants were interviewed three times. The
verbatim transcripts were interpreted for analysis to explore the main question, 'what is it like for you to take multiple medication daily,' and
three supporting questions. Demographic data and medication history were depicted on a table. Trustworthiness was established and included
final validation of the structure of living polypharmacy by all participants.
Results: Twelve theme clusters emerged and were integrated into three overarching topical areas relevant and essential to an expanded perspective
of 'living polypharmacy' which promotes safe practice; caring, collaborating and co-creating, and communicating. Implications for the thematic results
include increased understanding of the phenomenon of living polypharmacy and a model for practitioners that enhances consumer driven evidence based care.
Applicability: Development of an educational consumer focused life-world driven medication management model (MMM). The model addresses current outcomes
related to medication usage with an impact on healthy people's 2010 initiative to improve quality of life.
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.titleThe Essence of the Experience of Polypharmacy in a Community of Eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150557-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Essence of the Experience of Polypharmacy in a Community of Elders</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Blomstrom, Eugenia Martha, PhD, RN, CNS-Psyc/MH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Houston-Victoria</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">blomstrome@uhv.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] The Essence of the Experience of Poly Pharmacy in a Community of Elders <br/>Purposes: to describe the meaning of living polypharmacy in the life-world of the community dwelling elders (65&gt;) from the perspective <br/>of those experiencing the phenomenon, to expand the body of knowledge of polycymakers and healthcare professionals regarding the <br/>dilemma of polypharmacy, and more specifically to address Healthy People's 2010 initiative to improve quality of life for seniors. <br/>Background: thirteen percent of the population is 65 years and older and consume 33% of all prescriptions. Polypharmacy in the elderly <br/>community culminates in falls confusion, and even death. Between 1998-2006, the US Food and Drug Administration reported increases of <br/>34.966 to 89,842 serious adverse events and 5,519 to 15,107 fatal events. Polypharmacy problems cost 200,00 lives and $200 Billion a year. <br/>Method: After IRB approval for this Husserlian phenomenological descriptive study, twenty participants were interviewed three times. The <br/>verbatim transcripts were interpreted for analysis to explore the main question, 'what is it like for you to take multiple medication daily,' and <br/>three supporting questions. Demographic data and medication history were depicted on a table. Trustworthiness was established and included <br/>final validation of the structure of living polypharmacy by all participants. <br/>Results: Twelve theme clusters emerged and were integrated into three overarching topical areas relevant and essential to an expanded perspective <br/>of 'living polypharmacy' which promotes safe practice; caring, collaborating and co-creating, and communicating. Implications for the thematic results <br/>include increased understanding of the phenomenon of living polypharmacy and a model for practitioners that enhances consumer driven evidence based care. <br/>Applicability: Development of an educational consumer focused life-world driven medication management model (MMM). The model addresses current outcomes <br/>related to medication usage with an impact on healthy people's 2010 initiative to improve quality of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:36:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:36:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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