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Complementary medicine use is not associated with non-adherence to conventional medication in the elderly: A retrospective study.
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PMID:  21982134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Lack of adherence to medications is a potential cause of hospitalizations, morbidity, and mortality in the elderly. Medication adherence decreases with polypharmacy. Older persons commonly use complementary medicine, therefore complementary medicine use might pose an increase risk of loss of medication adherence with conventional medications, but this has not been previously investigated. A chart review was conducted of 300 patients at least sixty-five years of age who used at least three medications each who attended a university geriatrics clinic in Florida, USA to obtain information about medication adherence and complementary medicine use. However, no association was found between use of at least one complementary medicine and adherence to conventional medications.
E Paul Cherniack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in clinical practice     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1873-6947     ISO Abbreviation:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225531     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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Published by Elsevier Ltd.
The Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service and Geriatric Research Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) of the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Room 1D200, Miami VA Medical Center, 1201 NW 16 St, Miami, FL 33125, USA.
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