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dc.contributor.authorTobiano, Georgia
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorDornan, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorTeasdale, Trudy
dc.contributor.authorManias, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-07T06:16:12Z
dc.date.available2021-10-07T06:16:12Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1594-0667
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40520-021-01866-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/408321
dc.description.abstractBackground: Increasing age is associated with more medication errors in hospitalised patients. Patient engagement is a strategy to reduce medication harm. Aims: To measure older patients’ preferences for and reported medication safety behaviours, identify the relationship between preferred and reported medication safety behaviours and identify whether perceptions of medication safety behaviours differ between groups of young–old, middle–old and old–old patients (65–74 years, 75–84 years, and ≥ 85 years). Methods: A survey, which included the Inpatient Medication Safety Involvement Scale (IMSIS) was administered to 200 older patients from medical settings, at one hospital. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Spearman’s rho and the Kruskal–Wallis test. Results: Patients reported a desire to ask questions (59.5% n = 119) and check with healthcare professionals if they perceived that a medication was wrong (86.5% n = 173) or forgotten (87.0% n = 174). Patients did not have particular preferences, which differed from their experiences in terms of viewing the medication administration chart and self-administering medications. Preferred and reported behaviours correlated positively (r = 0.46–0.58, n = 200, p ≤ 0.001). Young-old patients preferred notifying healthcare professionals of perceived medication errors more than middle–old and old–old patients (p ≤ 0.05). Conclusions: Older patients may prefer verbal medication safety behaviours like asking questions and notifying healthcare professionals of medication errors, over viewing medication charts and self-administering medications. The young-old group wanted to identify perceived medication errors more than other age groups. Older patients are willing to engage in medication safety behaviours, and healthcare professionals and organisations need to embrace this engagement in an effort to reduce medication harm.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAging Clinical and Experimental Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeriatrics and gerontology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode320210
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsInpatients
dc.subject.keywordsMedication systems
dc.titleOlder patients' engagement in hospital medication safety behaviours
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTobiano, G; Chaboyer, W; Dornan, G; Teasdale, T; Manias, E, Older patients' engagement in hospital medication safety behaviours, Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 2021
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-04-16
dc.date.updated2021-09-24T00:13:09Z
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021. This is an electronic version of an article published in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 2021. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorTobiano, Georgia A.
gro.griffith.authorChaboyer, Wendy
gro.griffith.authorTeasdale, Trudy


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