SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.34 número3Reacciones adversas e interacciones medicamentosas en el tratamiento de las enfermedades respiratorias agudasAplicación de la farmacoeconomía a los resultados de la medicación para la curación de las úlceras pépticas índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

  • No hay articulos citadosCitado por SciELO

Links relacionados

  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO

Compartir


Revista Cubana de Farmacia

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7515versión On-line ISSN 1561-2988

Resumen

RAMOS CEDENO, Ana María; MILIAN VAZQUEZ, Pedro Miguel; FONSECA LEON, José Luis  y  QUIROS ENRIQUEZ, Maira. Determinación de polifarmacoterapia en pacientes geriátricos de un consultorio del médico de la familia en cienfuegos. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2000, vol.34, n.3, pp.170-174. ISSN 0034-7515.

A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at the "l4 de Julio" family physician´s office in the municipality of Rodas, Cienfuegos province, during November, 1998, aimed at carrying out a characterization of polypharmacotherapy among non-hospitalized geriatric patients. Those patients aged 60 or over who were taking 2 or more drugs were included. A survey including variables such as age, sex, total number of drugs taken by each patient, and the pharmacological group to which the drug belongs was done. Data were processed by the EPINFO 6.0 statistical processor. A high number of patients were under polypharmacotherapy within the universe of aged people. Patients were taking 137 drugs. The average of drugs taken by each one was 3.11. The selected groups accounted for more than the half of the total of drugs used Some possible causes of this phenomenon are analyzed.

Palabras clave : POLYPHARMACY; AGING HEALTH; PHYSICIANS, FAMILY.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons