The effects of aging and diabetes on the perception of medication color

P. S. Cady, P. D. Hurd, J. L. Bootman

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Abstract

Two color vision tests were used to evaluate the effect of aging and diabetes on color discrimination. The subjects were young non-diabetic (age 20-35), older non-diabetic (age 60+) and older Type II diabetic (age 60+). In the first test the subject was presented with pairs of medication capsules and asked if they were the same or different. The older diabetic group made the most errors and the young subjects made the least. The second test was the FM 100-hue color discrimination test. Again the older diabetic group made the most errors and the young subjects the least. The Pearson's correlation coefficient between the two tests was 0.63 (p < 0.01).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geriatric Drug Therapy
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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