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dc.contributor.authorMillán-Calenti, José Carlos
dc.contributor.authorMartínez-Isasi, Santiago
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo-López, Laura
dc.contributor.authorMaseda, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T09:26:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-02
dc.identifier.citationMillán-Calenti JC, Martínez-Isasi S, Lorenzo-López L, Maseda A. Morbidity and medication consumption among users of home telecare services. Health Soc Care Community. 2017;25(3):888-900es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0966-0410
dc.identifier.issn1365-2524
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2183/18372
dc.description.abstract[Abstract] Telecare is a healthcare resource based on new technologies that, through the services offered, attempt to help elderly people to continue living in their homes. In this sense, first-generation telecare services have quickly developed in Europe. The aim of this work was to define the profile, pattern of medication consumption and disease frequencies of elderly users of a telecare service. The cross-sectional study involved 742 Spanish community-dwelling elders (85.3% of the total users aged 65 years and over who used a telecare service before the end of the data collection period). Data were collected between March and September 2012. Subjects’ mean age was 83.3 (SD 6.6) years, and the majority lived alone (78.3%) and were female (85.8%). The mean Charlson comorbidity index score was 1.13 (SD 1.1), and the mean number of prescribed medications per day was 5.6 (SD 3.0). The most frequent diseases were hypertension (51.1%) and rheumatic disorders (44%); and the most consumed medications were those for the cardiovascular (75%) and nervous (65.2%) systems. For the total sample, the three main determinants of polymedication (five or more medications) were hypertension, anxiety-depressive symptoms and coronary heart disease. Regardless of the social elements contributing to the implementation of telecare services, specific health characteristics of potential users, such as morbidity and polypharmacy, should be carefully considered when implementing telecare services in the coming years.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherWileyes_ES
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12377es_ES
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the article which has been published in final form at Wiley Online Library. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archivinges_ES
dc.subjectComorbidityes_ES
dc.subjectElderly peoplees_ES
dc.subjectHealthcare characteristicses_ES
dc.subjectPolypharmacyes_ES
dc.subjectTelecarees_ES
dc.subjectUser's profilees_ES
dc.titleMorbidity and medication consumption among users of home telecare serviceses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.rights.accessinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccesses_ES
dc.date.embargoEndDate2017-08-02es_ES
dc.date.embargoLift2017-08-02
UDC.journalTitleHealth & Social Care in the Communityes_ES
UDC.volume25es_ES
UDC.issue3es_ES
UDC.startPage888es_ES
UDC.endPage900es_ES


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