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Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Químico - Farmacéuticas

Print version ISSN 0034-7418On-line version ISSN 1909-6356


POLANCO LEAL, Sergio Aldemar; RIVERA GUTIERREZ, Ingrid Zuley; SALAMANCA RAMOS, Emilce  and  VELASCO PAEZ, Zulma. Health characteristics and pharmacotherapeutic adherence in the elderly in the municipality of Acacías (Colombia). Rev. colomb. cienc. quim. farm. [online]. 2021, vol.50, n.2, pp.325-338.  Epub Oct 28, 2021. ISSN 0034-7418.


Aging is a concern that occupies public policies in all countries of the world.


To analyze the adherence, use of medications and health status in the elderly of the municipality of Acacías (Colombia).


Descriptive study, non-probabilistic discretionary sampling, n= 96 older adults.


64.6% of older adults consume medications; 62.9% are not adherent to pharmacological treatment, there is a significant correlation through the MCC (Mini Cognitive Examination), 46.2% of them suffer some type of cognitive deterioration.


There is a correlation between non-adherence with cognitive status and family support.

Keywords : Adherence to treatment; older adult; medication.

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