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  1. Assessing the use of medications in the elderly : methods and initial experience in the cardiovascular health study.

    Article - En anglais

    The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), a cohort study of risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke, recruited 5201 community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older.

    To assess the prevalence of medication use at baseline, we used the method of medication inventory and transcribed information about drug names and doses from prescription bottles.

    Using a specially-written computer program, persons without a knowledge of drug nomenclature coded 10,51 1 (89%) of the 11,846 medicines entered.

    We compared the results of the medication inventory and answers to questions on specific medications for reliability and validity.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Médicament, Prescription médicale, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Vieillard, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Méthodologie, Evaluation, Etude cohorte, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Drug, Medical prescription, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Elderly, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Methodology, Evaluation, Cohort study, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0155901

    Code Inist : 002B02F09. Création : 199406.