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Sanati T, Vaezi A, Jambarsang S. Medication Adherence Status and its related Factors among Older Adults in Yazd, Iran. Elderly Health Journal. 2020; 6 (2) :85-90
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Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Center for Nursing Care and Midwifery in Family Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , vaeziali@ssu.ac.ir
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Medication Adherence Status and its related Factors among Older Adults in Yazd, Iran

Tayebeh Sanati 1, Aliakbar Vaezi *2, Sara Jambarsang 3
 
  1. Department of Ageing Health, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  2. Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Center for Nursing Care and Midwifery in Family Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  3. Research Center for Prevention and Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Article history
Received 11 Apr 2019
Accepted 14 Nov 2020
A B S T R A C T
 Introduction: One of the main problems facing different societies in the world, including Iran, is population aging and its consequences. With individuals entering old age, the possibility of being afflicted with one or more chronic diseases increases, which in turn results in more use of medications and medication adherence. This study has examined medication adherence status and its related factors among older adults in Yazd, Iran.
 
Methods: Totally 196 individuals aged 6