DETERMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF MEDICATION USE OF ELDERLY PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED AT SURGICAL UNITS


Ertemur E., Erdil F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.15, no.2, pp.201-207, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-207
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: A descriptive research was conducted for determination of knowledge and practices of medication use of elderly patients hospitalized in surgical clinics. The sample consisted of 128 patients over the age of 60 who were hospitalized at a university hospital with Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Thoraco/Cardio/Vascular Surgery and Urology departments.