Predictors of Recall Of Medication Regimens and Recommendations for Lifestyle Change in Elderly Patients

Kathryn Rost, Debra Roter

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Abstract

Post-visit recall of medication regimens and lifestyle recommendations was explored among 83 elderly patients making visits to a clinic which specialized in care of the elderly. Recall was problematic, with the average elderly patient failing to recall 46% of the medications recorded in the chart. Of the 42 patients receiving lifestyle recommendations, 52% failed to recall them post-visit. Patterns of communication during the visit were more strongly related to recall than patients’ ages, affective state or cognitive functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-515
Number of pages6
JournalGerontologist
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1987

Keywords

  • Compliance
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Health promotion
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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