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Raza M. Mirza

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Understanding the decision making and use of medicines by elderly patients: Impact of pharmaceutical care.

Published 2006 .
Written in English.

About the Book

With little research documenting the lay perspective on medicines as health care, the purpose of this study is to describe and document elderly patients' medication-related decision-making and drug-use behaviour. The research is theorized around the notion of the patient as decision-maker, and is intended to challenge the narrow view of the "passive patient", conceptualized in compliance research. Participants were recruited from a Toronto community health centre. One group (N=5) was part of a program where a consulting pharmacist offers "pharmaceutical care". The second group (N=10) were recruited from other programs offered at the centre. The findings of this research suggest that medication use behaviours can be purposeful or incidental, reasoned, or non-reasoned and that patient behaviour can and does change over time. This research is intended to expand our understanding of the relationship between patient perceptions, patient-health care professional relationships and pharmaceutical care and patient medication-use decision making and behaviour.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-06, page: 2776.

Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, 2006.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
162 leaves.
Number of pages
162

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19215284M
ISBN 13
9780494161951

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