Priority 21 from the Multiple Conditions in Later Life PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the most effective and acceptable methods to support medication adherence in older people with multiple conditions? (JLA PSP Priority 21)
Overall ranking 21
JLA question ID 0064/21
Explanatory note This came from health and social care professionals who were aware of the need to support older people in adhering to often complex medication regimes. 

None identified that applied directly to all conditions in the over 85s

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples  'Attitudes of older adults toward medication, care and treatment - I hear a lot about how people don't want to feel dependent on or ruled by pills and I think understanding the psychology behind this will be pivotal for future work in understanding the targeted interventions a Pharmacist could make to empower many people to have a lead role in their care and treatment.' Health professional
Submitted by Health and social care professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0064
PSP name Multiple Conditions in Later Life
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 24 April 2018