THE EFFECT OF MEDICATION REVIEWS ON REDUCING MEDICATION ANTICHOLINERGIC BURDEN IN ELDERLY PATIENTS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620910
Title:
THE EFFECT OF MEDICATION REVIEWS ON REDUCING MEDICATION ANTICHOLINERGIC BURDEN IN ELDERLY PATIENTS
Authors:
Abed. H; Morrissey, Hana; Ball, Patrick ( 0000-0001-8918-2119 )
Abstract:
Anticholinergic side effects of medications often misdiagnosed as cognitive function decline in the elderly. The study aims to explore the effectiveness of home medication reviews on reducing anticholinergic burden caused by medications with anticholinergic properties in elderly patients in Australia. The study was a qualitative, prospective, observational case-control study. Interviews at baseline and six-month were performed. Medications changes were theoretically possible to reduce the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden score, but occasionally are impractical to implement. When it was safe to implement, recommendations were in most cases dismissed by doctors. The study could not draw a clear conclusion on pharmacist ability to improve older patients’ cognitive functions as the recommendations were not tested. The home medication review process is lacking the step that obligate the referring doctor to communicate the reason for not implementing the recommendations made by the pharmacist who needs to be addressed by Medicare. This will ensure that medication use is optimised.
Publisher:
International Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Research
Journal:
International Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Research
Issue Date:
Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620910
Additional Links:
www.ijramr.com
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2350-0743
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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dc.contributor.authorAbed. Hen
dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Hanaen
dc.contributor.authorBall, Patricken
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-28T15:31:29Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-28T15:31:29Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-
dc.identifier.issn2350-0743en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620910-
dc.description.abstractAnticholinergic side effects of medications often misdiagnosed as cognitive function decline in the elderly. The study aims to explore the effectiveness of home medication reviews on reducing anticholinergic burden caused by medications with anticholinergic properties in elderly patients in Australia. The study was a qualitative, prospective, observational case-control study. Interviews at baseline and six-month were performed. Medications changes were theoretically possible to reduce the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden score, but occasionally are impractical to implement. When it was safe to implement, recommendations were in most cases dismissed by doctors. The study could not draw a clear conclusion on pharmacist ability to improve older patients’ cognitive functions as the recommendations were not tested. The home medication review process is lacking the step that obligate the referring doctor to communicate the reason for not implementing the recommendations made by the pharmacist who needs to be addressed by Medicare. This will ensure that medication use is optimised.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Researchen
dc.relation.urlwww.ijramr.comen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectHomemedication reviewen
dc.subjectAnticholinergic burdenen
dc.subjectCognitive impairmenten
dc.subjectCognitive functionen
dc.subjectPharmacist clinical servicesen
dc.titleTHE EFFECT OF MEDICATION REVIEWS ON REDUCING MEDICATION ANTICHOLINERGIC BURDEN IN ELDERLY PATIENTSen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Researchen
dc.date.accepted2017-11-
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