Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Oregon Health & Science University
An expanding elderly population worldwide, with associated needs for medication and adherence assistance, requires improved understanding of eldersâ general medication management practices and preferences regarding medication reminder devices. The purpose of this study was to investigate eldersâ preferences regarding a variety of commercially available medication reminder device types and reminding modes. The study also explored eldersâ general medication management behavior. Findings suggest that eldersâ medication reminder device preferences can be assessed via consideration of four general types of internal and external contextual factors: affective, cognitive, physical, and social factors. Preliminary study findings and design implications are discussed, along with plans for future analysis and research.
School of Medicine
Abrahamson, Jennie A., "Personal medication management in everyday life : preliminary results regarding elders' preferred medication reminder modalities" (2008). Scholar Archive. 574.