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Inappropriate prescription of drugs, adverse events and basic activities of daily living in elderly


International Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Journal
Fajreldines A, Barberis S, Beldarrain B, Urbina M, Lescano M, Bertani P, Pellizzari M

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Abstract

Older or elderly adults represent a population exposed to potentially inappropriate prescriptions, since medication is the most widely used intervention. The objective of this work is to analyze the type of medication schemes of the elderly and the relationship with their states of psychological well-being. It is a cross-sectional study.

Results:inappropriate prescription is of the order of 12%, the rate adverse drug events is 7%, the average number of activities of daily living is 3.36.

Conclusion:We have shown that there is a close relationship between the inappropriate medication in the elderly, adverse events and activities of daily living.

Keywords

elderly, inappropriate prescription of medication, adverse drug events, activities of dalily living, physical demands, validated instruments, dressing, bathing, walking alone, respiratory depression, Anticoagulants, benzodiazepines, inappropriate medication

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