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dc.contributor.authorLima, Sara Vaz Saleiropor
dc.contributor.authorGago, Miguelpor
dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Carolinapor
dc.contributor.authorPereira, M. Graçapor
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-03T08:50:17Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-
dc.identifier.issn0167-4943por
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/53810-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Medication adherence is often assessed based on compliance to the dosage and frequency of physician's prescription. Cognitive impairment is one of the biggest barriers in elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), who are usually polymedicated with different oral drugs. Transdermal drug delivery, also requires mobility abilities, reinforcing the role of patients' caregivers.Objective: To evaluate the relationship between psychological variables such as social support, family satisfaction, psychological morbidity, awareness of the disease, coping, mindfulness and medication adherence, in patients with AD, taking in consideration the patient's perspective.Design: Cross-sectional and quantitative study including 128 patients with mild AD.Results: Medication adherence showed a positive relationship with social support, mindfulness, family satisfaction and awareness of the disease. Mindfulness was a mediator in the relationship between awareness of the disease and medication adherence.Conclusions: This study reinforces the importance of psychological assessment in medication adherence in mild AD patients, specially the role of mindfulness. Intervention programs to promote mindfulness may have a potential dual benefit, preserving cognitive skills and promoting medication adherence.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherElsevierpor
dc.rightsclosedAccesspor
dc.subjectAdherencepor
dc.subjectAlzheimer's patientspor
dc.subjectMindfulnesspor
dc.titleMedication adherence in Alzheimer’s disease: the mediator role of mindfulnesspor
dc.typearticle-
dc.peerreviewedyespor
oaire.citationStartPage92por
oaire.citationEndPage97por
oaire.citationVolume67por
dc.date.updated2018-03-29T17:16:14Z-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.archger.2016.06.021por
dc.identifier.pmid27475468-
dc.description.publicationversioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionpor
dc.subject.wosScience & Technology-
sdum.export.identifier4893-
sdum.journalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatricspor
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