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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303886
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medication Use in Male and Female Older Adults
Author(s):
Hung, Yun Ying; Suen, Lee-jen W.; Lin, Chia Yu
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yun Ying Hung, PhD, RN, kyyh7@hotmail.com; Lee-jen W. Suen, PhD, RN; Chia Yu Lin, MSN, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

��� This qualitative study examines gender differences in medication usage and experiences with an emphasis on the perspectives of the older adults in order to understand the conditions of medication use, including safety.

Methods:

��� From July 2011 to January 2012, the research recruited 5 male and 8 female older adults above the age of 65 to participate in this study. The first were recruited from the community and snowballing was used to find additional subjects. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect the data, and content analysis was performed.

Results:

�� The transcripts suggested six themes: �control of the body�, �medication usage�, �medication planning�, �interaction with healthcare providers�, �suggestions from laypersons�, and �perceived social support�. While these themes were common between male and female older adults, there were differences in the content of �interaction with healthcare providers� and �perceived social support�. Male older adults tended to trust healthcare providers, while female older adults felt that their opinions were neglected by the healthcare providers. Male older adults often had family members reminding them to take their medications and even serving the medications. Female older adults more frequently mentioned financial support for medication expenses from friends and family.

Conclusion:

�� This study recognizes the importance for older adults to control their own body, which must be taken into account when providing care. The reasons older adults take advice from laypersons, including the media, are explored. These results help healthcare providers understand differences in the conditions surrounding medication use between male and female older adults. This study can help refine guidelines for teaching medication safety to older adults.

Keywords:
medication utilization behaviors; male and female elders; medication utilization
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedication Use in Male and Female Older Adultsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHung, Yun Yingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSuen, Lee-jen W.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Chia Yuen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsYun Ying Hung, PhD, RN, kyyh7@hotmail.com; Lee-jen W. Suen, PhD, RN; Chia Yu Lin, MSN, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303886-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>��� This qualitative study examines gender differences in medication usage and experiences with an emphasis on the perspectives of the older adults in order to understand the conditions of medication use, including safety. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>��� From July 2011 to January 2012, the research recruited 5 male and 8 female older adults above the age of 65 to participate in this study. The first were recruited from the community and snowballing was used to find additional subjects. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect the data, and content analysis was performed. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>�� The transcripts suggested six themes: �control of the body�, �medication usage�, �medication planning�, �interaction with healthcare providers�, �suggestions from laypersons�, and �perceived social support�. While these themes were common between male and female older adults, there were differences in the content of �interaction with healthcare providers� and �perceived social support�. Male older adults tended to trust healthcare providers, while female older adults felt that their opinions were neglected by the healthcare providers. Male older adults often had family members reminding them to take their medications and even serving the medications. Female older adults more frequently mentioned financial support for medication expenses from friends and family. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>�� This study recognizes the importance for older adults to control their own body, which must be taken into account when providing care. The reasons older adults take advice from laypersons, including the media, are explored. These results help healthcare providers understand differences in the conditions surrounding medication use between male and female older adults. This study can help refine guidelines for teaching medication safety to older adults.en_GB
dc.subjectmedication utilization behaviorsen_GB
dc.subjectmale and female eldersen_GB
dc.subjectmedication utilizationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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