The Nursing clinics of North America vol:33 issue:3 pages:467-80
Nonadherence with the prescribed treatment regimen is a major issue in health care. This article focuses specifically on adherence issues in the geriatric population. The strengths and weaknesses of measurement methods to assess nonadherence with medication regimens are discussed. Determinants of noncompliance with special emphasis on risk factors for geriatric patients are described. Finally, an overview of preventative and restorative compliance interventions is given.