Language barriers surrounding medication use among older Latinos.

  title={Language barriers surrounding medication use among older Latinos.},
  author={Jan E. Mutchler and Gonzalo Bacigalupe and Antonia K Coppin and Alison S. Gottlieb},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  volume={22 1},
Limited English language proficiency forms a significant challenge for many Latinos in clinical settings. Although medications are commonly used by older individuals as a means of maintaining good health and managing health problems, the extent to which English proficiency is related to medication use among older Latinos is not known. Focus groups were conducted with Latino, community-residing individuals aged 50 and over in eastern Massachusetts. Qualitative evaluation of the group interviews… CONTINUE READING