Improving Medication Adherence in the Geriatric Population with Hypertension by Using a Teamlet Model with a Systematic Program of Medication Reconciliation in a Primary Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601654
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Improving Medication Adherence in the Geriatric Population with Hypertension by Using a Teamlet Model with a Systematic Program of Medication Reconciliation in a Primary Setting
Author(s):
Ramirez, Leticia Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Alpha-at-Large
Author Details:
Leticia Ann Ramirez, APRN, FNP-BC, laoramirez74@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Abstract This scholarly project examines one way to improve medication adherence among elderly patients diagnosed with hypertension by educating clinical staff on the teamlet model. Decades of research have shown the consequences of untreated or under-treated hypertension, factors associated with hypertension management, and lifestyle/behavioral modifications essential for healthy living. Research on the importance of the health coach's interaction with primarily Hispanic elders who have hypertension and the effects on their medication adherence is lacking. An assessment of a family practice clinic was conducted to evaluate the suboptimal treatment of hypertension in the elderly population. Because multiple issues were found to contribute to problems with medication adherence in the elderly, the medical staff were trained to become health coaches using the teamlet model. A pre-/post-intervention analysis of the elders' medication adherence and blood pressures was conducted. Process and outcome measures were compared before and after the teamlet model intervention in 60 patients. Six medical assistants were trained as health coaches using the Primary Care Health Coach Panel Management Program. Medication adherence behaviors were evaluated using a validated Morisky Medication Adherence Scale, which was administered to patients at the time of consent and post intervention. Clinical staff compliance and patient participation using the teamlet model intervention were tracked utilized the clinic's software. The results indicated that the teamlet intervention significantly improved medication adherence in the geriatric population.
Keywords:
medication adherence; teamlet model
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST415
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
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dc.titleImproving Medication Adherence in the Geriatric Population with Hypertension by Using a Teamlet Model with a Systematic Program of Medication Reconciliation in a Primary Settingen
dc.contributor.authorRamirez, Leticia Annen
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Alpha-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsLeticia Ann Ramirez, APRN, FNP-BC, laoramirez74@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601654-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Abstract This scholarly project examines one way to improve medication adherence among elderly patients diagnosed with hypertension by educating clinical staff on the teamlet model. Decades of research have shown the consequences of untreated or under-treated hypertension, factors associated with hypertension management, and lifestyle/behavioral modifications essential for healthy living. Research on the importance of the health coach's interaction with primarily Hispanic elders who have hypertension and the effects on their medication adherence is lacking. An assessment of a family practice clinic was conducted to evaluate the suboptimal treatment of hypertension in the elderly population. Because multiple issues were found to contribute to problems with medication adherence in the elderly, the medical staff were trained to become health coaches using the teamlet model. A pre-/post-intervention analysis of the elders' medication adherence and blood pressures was conducted. Process and outcome measures were compared before and after the teamlet model intervention in 60 patients. Six medical assistants were trained as health coaches using the Primary Care Health Coach Panel Management Program. Medication adherence behaviors were evaluated using a validated Morisky Medication Adherence Scale, which was administered to patients at the time of consent and post intervention. Clinical staff compliance and patient participation using the teamlet model intervention were tracked utilized the clinic's software. The results indicated that the teamlet intervention significantly improved medication adherence in the geriatric population.en
dc.subjectmedication adherenceen
dc.subjectteamlet modelen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:51:54Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:51:54Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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