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Äldre och psykofarmaka: Några sjuksköterskors uppfattning
Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

Nearly nine percent of the population in Sweden are 75 years or older. Still they consume more than a quarter of all medicines. This increased use, is specially noticeable in nursing home residents, where the elderly is using a average of 8-10 preparations per day. According to the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden, the number of drugs and specially psychotropic drugs, has proved to be a risk factor for drug-related problems among the elderly, such as drug interaction and side effects. Routines for regular and systematic follow-up of drug prescription and utilisation reviews were not extensively implemented. According to the National Board of Health and Welfare its important to start the work to reduce psychotropic drugs among the elderly in nursing homes. Aim: This studie examine nurses apprehension about psychotopic drugs among the elderly in nursing homes. Method: An questionnarie based survey whit 10 closed questions. The questionary was answered of 46 nurses who works in nursing homes. Result: A majority of the nurses, tought the elderly in nursing homes were using to musch psychotropic drugs. The nurses tought that psychotropic drugs often prescribes as a matter of routin, particullary hypnotics and sedeativs. Those drugs was not effectiv in long terms according to the nurses. They also tought that alternative mehtods should be considered before describing pscyhotropic drugs. The nurses tought as a occupational group, that they had a responsibility to follow up and evaluate the elderlys medication whit psychotropic drugs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 26 p.
Keyword [sv]
Äldre, Psykofarmaka, Biverkningar, Kvalitetsbrister, Sjuksköterskan, Alternativa metoder
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-1532OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:1532DiVA: diva2:517925
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Available from: 2005-11-16 Created: 2005-11-16 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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