Teaching Independently Living Older Adults About Managing Their Medications


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This study explored how to increase older adults' knowledge of their prescribed medications. Twenty independently living clients of a university nursing center volunteered to participate. The research design was pretest, intervention, and posttest. Results of a paired t-test between pretest and posttest were significant at the .05 level. Nurses can use the results of this study to plan patient teaching for older adult clients.