Opportunities for technology: Translating an efficacious intervention to improve medication adherence among older adults

Kathleen C Insel, Jeannie K Lee, Gilles O. Einstein, Daniel G. Morrow

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Abstract

We developed and tested the Multifaceted Prospective Memory Intervention (MPMI) to improve medication adherence among older adults (≥ 65 years of age) who were prescribed at least one daily medication for the control of high blood pressure. Blood pressure control is important because high blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, heart failure, retinopathy, renal disease as well as pathology in other end organs including the brain. The MPMI resulted in improvement from 57% at baseline to 78% adherence to the inter-dose interval post intervention, but most of these gains were lost after 5 months. The control condition started at 68%, was stable during the intervention, but dropped to 62% after 5 months of additional monitoring. The intervention was successful, but the effects were not sustained. Continued investigation to find ways to enhance self-management among older adults using technology is needed in order to maintain health and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages82-88
Number of pages7
Volume9194
ISBN (Print)9783319209128
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 7 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9194
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period8/2/158/7/15

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Medication adherence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Insel, K. C., Lee, J. K., Einstein, G. O., & Morrow, D. G. (2015). Opportunities for technology: Translating an efficacious intervention to improve medication adherence among older adults. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9194, pp. 82-88). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9194). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20913-5_8