American Journal of Nursing Science

Submit a Manuscript

Publishing with us to make your research visible to the widest possible audience.

Propose a Special Issue

Building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas.

Application of Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Medication Safety Guidance for Elderly Population with Chronic Diseases in Community

[Objective] A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate a systematic intervention to improve medication safety among elderly people in the community. [Methods] 150 community elderly patients with chronic diseases were randomly selected and divided into intervention group and control group. In addition to conventional medication safety guidance methods, multidisciplinary team cooperation mode was added to the intervention group. After 2 months of intervention, the knowledge, belief and practice of elderly patients with chronic diseases in the two groups were compared and analyzed. [Results]After intervention, inter-group and intra-group comparison of the intervention results showed that the total scores of knowledge, attitude and behavior KAP of the elderly with chronic diseases in the intervention group were higher than those in the control group, with statistical significance (p < 0.05), and the overall drug safety of the elderly in the community increased from a low level (47.3%) before intervention to a high level (95.8%) after intervention.. [Conclusion] The overall level of medication safety of the elderly in the chronic disease clinic of a town health center in Zhuhai is low. The drug safety guidance program of multidisciplinary team cooperation can effectively improve the medication safety of the elderly with chronic diseases in the community, and has a wide popularization.

Multidisciplinary Team, Chronic Disease, Old People Medication Safety

APA Style

Mingzhu Yang, Xuefen Zhou, Qiao Ye, Linli Zhou, Xiaobin Liu, et al. (2023). Application of Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Medication Safety Guidance for Elderly Population with Chronic Diseases in Community. American Journal of Nursing Science, 12(2), 50-55. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajns.20231202.15

ACS Style

Mingzhu Yang; Xuefen Zhou; Qiao Ye; Linli Zhou; Xiaobin Liu, et al. Application of Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Medication Safety Guidance for Elderly Population with Chronic Diseases in Community. Am. J. Nurs. Sci. 2023, 12(2), 50-55. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20231202.15

AMA Style

Mingzhu Yang, Xuefen Zhou, Qiao Ye, Linli Zhou, Xiaobin Liu, et al. Application of Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Medication Safety Guidance for Elderly Population with Chronic Diseases in Community. Am J Nurs Sci. 2023;12(2):50-55. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20231202.15

Copyright © 2023 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

1. Countries who older send the notice about comprehensively strengthen the elderly health service [2021] no. 45. [2021-12-31]. https://www.yanglao.com.cn/article/518313.html.
2. Chen C. Home medication compliance and medication safety of elderly patients with chronic diseases in Jilin City [D]. Changchun university of Chinese medicine, 2021. DOI: 10.26980/dcnki.GCCZC.2021.000158.
3. Ni Mingyue, Ma Mengke. Research progress of evaluation tools for safe medication use in elderly patients at home [J]. Journal of General Nursing, 2021, 19 (9): 1192-1195. DOI: 10.12104/j.issn.1674-4748.2021.09.010.
4. Zhao Huinan. Effect of medication safety intervention on elderly people with chronic diseases at home in community [D]. Henan University, 2015.
5. Kang Hongbin, Li Yanjun. Clinical application value of modified medication Belief Scale in Chinese version [J]. China Health Statistics, 2021, 38 (05): 766-768. (in Chinese).
6. Xu Weihua, Wang Qi, Liang Weixiong. Development of medication compliance scale for patients with chronic diseases [J]. Chinese Journal of Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases, 2008, 16 (06): 558-560+567.
7. Yang X, Zhang H C, et al. Analysis of medication safety status and influencing factors in chronically ill elderly [J]. Health Vocational Education, 2022, 40 (9): 133-135.
8. Yang X, Zhang H C. Research status of long-term care drug safety in the elderly [J]. Nursing Research, 2020, 34 (11): 1993-1996. DOI: 10.12102/j.issn.1009-6493.2020.11.025.
9. Jiang Ya, Liu Weihua, Wu Xiaoyu, et al. Effects of health education involving pharmacists on drug safety in elderly people in community [J]. Journal of Nursing Science, 2018, 33 (7): 9-11. DOI: 10.3870/j.issn.1001-4152.2018.07.009.
10. Chinese expert Consensus on the safety management of multiple drug use in frail elderly people in hospitals and nursing institutions (2022 edition). Chinese Journal of Cardiovascular Science. 2022. 27 (5): 403-410.
11. Moding S, Kristensson J, Kristenssen E A, et al. Frail elderly patients in primary care their medication knowledge and beIief about prescribed medicines [J]. Eur J ciin Pharmac 01, 2008, 65 (2): 253-260.
12. Qin Li, Liang Zhenzhen, Ge Libin, et al. Study on influencing factors of community senile asthenic syndrome [J]. Chin J General Practice, 2020, 23 (5): 598-603. DOI: 10.12114/j.issn.1007-9572.2020.00.060.
13. Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, et al. Polypharmacy Is Associated With Higher Frailty Risk in Older People: An 8-Year Longitudinal Cohort Study [J]. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 2017 Jul 1; 18 (7): 624-628. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.02.009. Epub 2017 Apr 7.
14. Veronese N, Stubbs B, Noale M, et al. Polypharmacy is associated with higher frailty risk in older people: an 8-year longitudinal cohort study [J]. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 2017, 18 (7): 624-628. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.02.009.
15. Xiang G P. Effect of health education on knowledge, attitude and behavior of safe drug use in elderly patients with chronic diseases in community [D]. Central South University, 2012.