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dc.contributor.authorSolberg, Hege
dc.contributor.authorDevik, Siri Andreassen
dc.contributor.authorBell, Hege Therese
dc.contributor.authorZeiss, Daniel Horst
dc.contributor.authorOlsen, Rose Mari
dc.identifier.citationSolberg, H., Devik, S. A., Bell, H. T., Zeiss, D. H. & Olsen, R. M. (2021). Drug modification by nurses in Norwegian nursing homes: A cross-sectional study. Geriatric Nursing, 42(2), 351-357. doi:en_US
dc.description.abstractCrushing and dividing pills among older patients in nursing homes appears to be a common yet not harmless practice. Because few updates exist regarding the role of nurses and their dispensing of drugs in nursing homes, this study sought to describe the occurrence, methods, and causes of nurses’ drug modification and to examine possible factors associated with drug modification in this context. A cross-sectional study of 273 dispensing episodes of solid oral drugs made by nurses, were observed during day and evening shifts. Modifications were made in 20.5% of the dispensing episodes, including 80.4% where alterations were made by crushing and 19.6% where alterations were made dividing. The most commonly reported reasons for modification were ‘swallowing difficulties’ (53.6%) and ‘lack of understanding by the patient’ (19.6%). The logistic regression analysis showed a significant association between the occurrence of drug modification and both cognitive impairment and administration method.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleDrug modification by nurses in Norwegian nursing homes : A cross-sectional studyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2021 The Author(s)en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Basale medisinske, odontologiske og veterinærmedisinske fag: 710::Farmakologi: 728en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Sykepleievitenskap: 808en_US
dc.source.journalGeriatric Nursingen_US

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