Depression, Cognitive Impairment, and Understanding of Medication Directions in Hospitalized Elderly Patients

@article{Gray1997DepressionCI,
  title={Depression, Cognitive Impairment, and Understanding of Medication Directions in Hospitalized Elderly Patients},
  author={Shelly L. Gray and Mark A. Sager and Mitchell R. Lestico and Muhammad N Jalaluddin},
  journal={Pharmaceutical Research},
  year={1997},
  volume={14},
  pages={316-319}
}
Purpose. The objectives of this study were 1) to assess understanding of medication directions of drug therapy in a group of hospitalized elderly who were not receiving assistance with medication administration; and 2) to determine whether depression, cognitive impairment, age, and other characteristics are associated with patient understanding of medication directions. Methods. The sample consisted of 117 hospitalized elderly patients aged 70 years and older who were taking two or more… CONTINUE READING

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