Navigation Links
Medication Adherence Varies Between Races
Date:12/18/2009

Elderly whites more likely to take their meds than blacks, study finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly black Americans use fewer medications than whites and are more likely to skip taking their meds, a new study finds.

It included 100 black and 100 white patients, aged 60 and older, who were interviewed at the start of the study, and again six months and one year later.

Overall, whites used more medications, had more chronic medical conditions and used more physicians. Whites were more likely than blacks to have adequate health literacy skills (58 percent vs. 29 percent) and less likely to be unable to afford medications (12 percent vs. 28 percent).

The most common problems for both whites and blacks were: medication non-adherence (42 percent vs. 68 percent), under treatment (83 percent vs. 87 percent), suboptimal drug use (59 percent vs. 66 percent), and suboptimal dosing (48 percent vs. 56 percent).

The findings support previous research showing that elderly black patients have higher rates of medication non-adherence than whites. But, overall, medication-related problems are prevalent and persist in both races, the researchers said.

"Strategies to better measure the quality of medication use in older adults are needed, and efforts to improve the quality of medication use in older adults must account for potential differences in both the number and types of problems affecting whites and blacks," concluded Dr. Mary Roth and her colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The study was published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

More information

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging has more about medications.



-- Robert Preidt


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. CoxHealth Chooses Omnicell Solutions for Medication and Supply Management
2. Urinary Incontinence Rates Increase Worldwide As Awareness Grows About Treatment Options: Urethral Slings Are Popular Alternatives When Medications Fail
3. Racial differences in medication use
4. PharmMD Secures Investments to Fund New Opportunities in Medication Therapy Management
5. Northeast Chiropractic, PC Revolutionizes Pain Management Without Medication, Now Offering New and Unique Blend of Treatments
6. Pharmacists Encourage Consumers to Practice Safe Medication Storage and Disposal
7. Pathological Gambling May Be Successfully Treated With Medications for Substance Addiction
8. Study highlights lack of patient knowledge regarding hospital medications
9. Union Hospital, Hong Kong, Selects First DataBank's Electronic Drug Information in Medication Safety Initiative
10. TheBody.com Launches My Health Tracker, Enabling HIV-Positive Patients to Track Lab Results, Medications and Supplements
11. Sinusitis Treatment Using Nebulized Medications to Treat Sinusitis Rather than Sinus Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, ... Care Exchange to automatically send continuation of care ... to further improve communication with clinics and other ambulatory ... Alert solution. , “Provider Alert will enable ... patient information they need to provide continuing care in ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, ... or poor, according to a study in the journal ... to the dentist can present many challenges for a ... smells, loud noises, and sharp tools; the unfamiliarity of ... whole process—not knowing what will happen and when it ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 Top medical ... in India for their ongoing commitment to providing superior ... strives to provide patients with the best possible experience ... skin, hair and body. , Executives at Ojas Aesthetic ... the philosophy of — nothing about you, without you ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... TX (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 The ... announced today it is opening its first freestanding emergency ... in Chandler, Arizona and will be licensed under Dignity ... the Dignity Health and Adeptus Health joint venture. , ... Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers said the new ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Calif. (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 Information is ... , Kevin Ryan, MD, FACP, empowers patients and their families ... Tumor is the Rumor and Cancer is the Answer" and ... authoritative and informative language to guide patients from diagnosis through ... make patients active participants in their treatment, at home and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to Improve Ambulatory Information Sharing with Summit Healthcare's Summit Provider Alert 2Health News:Autism Awareness Month: Dental Care Tips for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder 2Health News:Autism Awareness Month: Dental Care Tips for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder 3Health News:Autism Awareness Month: Dental Care Tips for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder 4Health News:Autism Awareness Month: Dental Care Tips for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder 5Health News:Autism Awareness Month: Dental Care Tips for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder 6Health News:VisitandCare.com Cosmetic Surgery Provider in India Earns Recognition for Patient Satisfaction 2Health News:VisitandCare.com Cosmetic Surgery Provider in India Earns Recognition for Patient Satisfaction 3Health News:Dignity Health and Adeptus Health to Open First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona 2Health News:Dignity Health and Adeptus Health to Open First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona 3Health News:Authoritative guide and new accompanying therapeutic web portal bridge information gaps in cancer treatment 2
... of Families with Deployed Service Members ... ... $15,000 to the Missouri National Guard -,Missouri Military Family Relief Fund, which will ... Don Brown, market vice president for the central market area at,TriWest, will ...
... Sutter Regional Medical,Foundation,s newly completed third building on ... to a full-range of,state-of-the-art health care services in ... center, located at 2720 Low,Court, replaces the 1234 ... for growth. Designed with comfort and healing in ...
... healthy foods early and often works, research suggests , , MONDAY, ... to love fruits and veggies later in life, offer plenty ... to solid foods, new research suggests. , And mom, eat ... so you,ll help to pass on the preference for these ...
... Ohio, Dec. 3 Seniors who take a close ... Advantage plans may reap,handsome savings next year. Many Medicare ... premiums and $0 deductibles with either complete or,partial coverage ... of their drug bills until reaching $4,050 in out-of-pocket ...
... watery eyes,are often attributed to the common cold, but ... American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &,Immunology (AAAAI)., "Millions ... during the,winter months when they,re actually experiencing allergies," said ... and,allergy symptoms can be very similar, making it hard ...
... services for, at-risk and low-income students to prevent critical health ... ... 3 Approximately 117,000 of Oregon,s,children are uninsured, leaving them ... illness and help them stay in,school. At-risk and low-income children ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:TriWest Contributes $15,000 to Missouri National Guard Fund 2Health News:Sutter Regional Medical Foundation Opens New Fairfield Care Center 2Health News:Want to Raise a Fruit-and-Veggie Lover? Be Persistent 2Health News:Want to Raise a Fruit-and-Veggie Lover? Be Persistent 3Health News:Want to Raise a Fruit-and-Veggie Lover? Be Persistent 4Health News:HealthMetrix Research Finds Medicare Advantage Plans Offer Seniors Opportunity to Lower Their 2008 Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs 2Health News:HealthMetrix Research Finds Medicare Advantage Plans Offer Seniors Opportunity to Lower Their 2008 Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs 3Health News:Your Stuffy Nose Could Mean More Than a Cold 2Health News:Regence Partners with Multnomah Education Service District to Bring Free Health Services to more than 20,000 Students in Need 2Health News:Regence Partners with Multnomah Education Service District to Bring Free Health Services to more than 20,000 Students in Need 3
(Date:4/21/2015)... Oxfordshire ... than doubled its overseas sales in just 4 years. ... the Queen,s Award for Enterprise, for Outstanding Achievement in ... HealthScience Communications consultancy, helping its clients bring new medicines ... more than doubled its exports in just 4 years, ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Cardiologists at Henry Ford Hospital have implanted a ... an irregular heartbeat. With only handful of hospitals ... is able to add another option to its arsenal of ... heart,s ability to pump. "This is a ... Watchman implant at a non-clinical trial site," says cardiologist ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... BILLINGS, Mont. , April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... it comes to patient care. Already following strict ... germ-killing robot Tru-D SmartUVC to eliminate harmful germs, ... Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), influenza and norovirus that can infect patients ... Logo - ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 2Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 3Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 4Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 5Stroke Risk Caused by Abnormal Heart Rhythm Reduced Without Blood Thinners 2Stroke Risk Caused by Abnormal Heart Rhythm Reduced Without Blood Thinners 3St. Vincent Healthcare Deploys Germ-Killing Robot to Prevent Infection, Protect Patients During Hospital Visits 2St. Vincent Healthcare Deploys Germ-Killing Robot to Prevent Infection, Protect Patients During Hospital Visits 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: