Factors associated with psychotropic drug use among community-dwelling older persons: A review of empirical studies

  title={Factors associated with psychotropic drug use among community-dwelling older persons: A review of empirical studies},
  author={Philippe Voyer and David Jacques Cohen and Sylvie Lauzon and Johanne Collin},
  journal={BMC Nursing},
  pages={3 - 3}
BACKGROUND: In the many descriptive studies on prescribed psychotropic drug use by community-dwelling older persons, several sociodemographic and other factors associated with drug use receive inconsistent support. METHOD: Empirical reports with data on at least benzodiazepine or antidepressant drug use in samples of older persons published between 1990 and 2001 (n = 32) were identified from major databases and analyzed to determine which factors are most frequently associated with psychotropic… CONTINUE READING
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