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Medication adherence in elderly patients can have significant differences confute to conclude that medication adherence is required to be more explored, and then, beneficial interventions develop to decrease these barriers. Some of the main barriers elderly patients compliance with pharmacological therapy The barriers to medication adherence included four concepts, namely, lifestyle challenges, patient incompatibility, forgetting of medicine use, and no expert advice. These concepts are always present in the disease process and reduce the elderly patients ' efforts to achieve normal living and adhere to the medication. Medication non-adherence when elderly patients don’t take their medications as prescribed is unfortunately fairly common, especially among elderly patients with chronic disease. Most non-adherence is intentional patients make a rational decision not to take their medicine based on their knowledge, experience and beliefs There are many reasons for non-compliance with in elderly patients for medication .
Aim of the study: To assessment of Common causes of medication non-compliance among elderly patients attending health care center Makkah City, Saudi Arabia in 2021
Method: cross sectional study conducted at outpatient clinics in Al-Adl primary health care center in Makkah Al-MukarramahSaudi Arabia inSample population consists of Saudi out patients aged 60<80 years attending. Our total participants were (200).
Results:. Regarding the age majority of the study groups were in the age range of (>70.0%) years were (40.0%) , regarding the gender many of the respondents were male (66.0 %) while female were (34.0%). Regarding the education status, the majority of the respondents had elderly patients degree were (33.0%). Regarding the income The majority of them had an income from (3000-6000SR) were (33.0% ) while Occupation the most of the participants answer No were (58.0%).
Conclusion:There are numerous studies on Common reasons for drug noncompliance in elderly patients over the years the factors related to compliance may be better categorized as factors as the approach in countering their effects may differ. The study also highlights that the interaction of the various factors has not been studied systematically. Future studies need to address this interaction issue, as this may be crucial to reducing the level of non-compliance in general, and to enhancing the possibility of achieving the desired healthcare outcomes.