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How much do elders with chronic conditions know about their medications?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, June 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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Title
How much do elders with chronic conditions know about their medications?
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, June 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-13-59
Pubmed ID
Authors

Frank Wan-kin Chan, Fiona Yan-yan Wong, Wing Yee So, Kenny Kung, Carmen Ka-man Wong

Abstract

Patients with chronic diseases often undertake multiple medication regimes to manage their condition, prevent complications and to maintain their quality of life. A patient's medication knowledge has been defined as the awareness of drug name, purpose, administration schedule, adverse effects or side-effects and special administration instructions. Poor medication knowledge can have a negative impact on medication adherence and patient safety and, in increasing the use of medical resources. The objective of the study is to assess the medication knowledge of elderly patients with chronic disease conditions and the factors affecting this knowledge.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 4%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 65 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 17%
Unspecified 9 13%
Student > Postgraduate 8 12%
Student > Master 6 9%
Other 17 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 26%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 20%
Unspecified 8 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 12 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 August 2013.
All research outputs
#2,025,161
of 13,260,119 outputs
Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#445
of 1,381 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,274
of 151,364 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#1
of 1 outputs
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