Event Title

Latino Medication Management: An Examination into the Factors that Influence Medication Adherence

Presenter Information

Chelsea Craft, Walsh University

Location

128 Science & Nursing Building

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:15 PM

End Date

27-4-2018 1:45 PM

Description

Latinos in the United States have less access to health care services compared to people of any other ethnicity or race. This is a critical concern considering the continually increasing size of the U.S. Latino population, especially in Ohio. The decreased utilization of healthcare services often interferes with the patient's adherence to his or her medications. The objective of this study was to see how influential the factors of communication, rapport, importance of taking medications, and concern for side effects, were on medication adherence in Latinos living in Northeast Ohio. This was completed using a modified survey created for the National Community Pharmacists Association. Understanding how influential certain factors are on adherence can determine how to best address these barriers and improve medication adherence in the future.

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Apr 27th, 1:15 PM Apr 27th, 1:45 PM

Latino Medication Management: An Examination into the Factors that Influence Medication Adherence

128 Science & Nursing Building

Latinos in the United States have less access to health care services compared to people of any other ethnicity or race. This is a critical concern considering the continually increasing size of the U.S. Latino population, especially in Ohio. The decreased utilization of healthcare services often interferes with the patient's adherence to his or her medications. The objective of this study was to see how influential the factors of communication, rapport, importance of taking medications, and concern for side effects, were on medication adherence in Latinos living in Northeast Ohio. This was completed using a modified survey created for the National Community Pharmacists Association. Understanding how influential certain factors are on adherence can determine how to best address these barriers and improve medication adherence in the future.