Skip to main content

Table 1 Profile of participants factored for medication management (N = 37)

From: Pilot evaluation of the psychometric properties of a self-medication Risk Assessment Tool among elderly patients in a community setting

Parameter Managed (N = 6) Non-managed (N = 31) p-value
Age in years, median (IQR) 81 (77, 87) 76 (72, 80) 0.154
Number of regular medicines 8 (6, 9) 8 (6, 10) 0.984
Gender, n (%)    
   Male 3 (15.8) 16 (84.2) 0.942
   Female 3 (16.7) 15 (83.3)  
Living arrangement, n (%)    
   Live alone 0 (0.0) 10 (100) 0.100
   Live alone with help 4 (33.3) 8 (66.7)  
   Do not live alone 2 (13.3) 13 (86.7)  
Use of multi-compartment compliance aid, n (%)    
   Do not use 4 (15.8) 16 (84.2) 0.590
   Use a dosett box 0 (0) 4 (100)  
   Use the PlusPak® 3 (21.4) 11 (78.6)  
  1. IQR - Interquartile Range