Medication data collection and coding in a home-based survey of older adults.

@article{Qato2009MedicationDC,
  title={Medication data collection and coding in a home-based survey of older adults.},
  author={Dima Mazen Qato and Ludwig Philip Schumm and Michael Johnson and Andreea Elena Mihai and Stacy Tessler Lindau},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 Suppl 1},
  pages={i86-93}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the collection, coding, and validity of medication data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP)-a survey of a national probability sample of adults aged 57-85 years. METHODS Medication data were collected during an in-home interview by direct observation using a computer-based log and included prescription, over-the-counter, and nutritional supplements. The Multum drug database was used for coding drug names and for mapping those names to… CONTINUE READING