Title

Medication Information Card Study at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

Description/Abstract

Objective: The aim of this project was to determine what top three medications and chronic diseases low income individuals need more information about as well as receive feedback about a medication card containing these items. Background: Chronic diseases in low income individuals is a prevalent issue. When diagnosed with a chronic disease many of these individuals must make important lifestyle changes as well as follow a medication regime to manage their condition. Many people are often diagnosed with more than one chronic disease and must remember the medication regime for each chronic disease. Trying to remember what foods to avoid, foods to consume, lifestyle changes to make, as well as interactions for these medications can be hard for these individuals. The goal of this project was to make a medication template that would sum up this information for these individuals to have in one place. Participants and Methods: A total of sixty participants diagnosed with a chronic disease were surveyed. These individuals were asked if they had any chronic health diseases, what they would be most interested in learning about, what format would they like information provided to them, questions they had about their medical condition, and the name of the medications they were prescribed for their medical condition. Results: The top three medications were Warfarin, Insulin, and anti-hypertensives. The top three chronic diseases were hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Conclusion: Individuals are willing to learn and take active steps towards personal health management when they have the appropriate tools.

Presenting Author Name/s

Antionette Rivera

Faculty Advisor

Beth Tremblay

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Public Health and Community Nursing

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons, Atrium

Start Date

2-8-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

2-8-2020 12:30 PM

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Medication Information Card Study at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

Learning Commons, Atrium

Objective: The aim of this project was to determine what top three medications and chronic diseases low income individuals need more information about as well as receive feedback about a medication card containing these items. Background: Chronic diseases in low income individuals is a prevalent issue. When diagnosed with a chronic disease many of these individuals must make important lifestyle changes as well as follow a medication regime to manage their condition. Many people are often diagnosed with more than one chronic disease and must remember the medication regime for each chronic disease. Trying to remember what foods to avoid, foods to consume, lifestyle changes to make, as well as interactions for these medications can be hard for these individuals. The goal of this project was to make a medication template that would sum up this information for these individuals to have in one place. Participants and Methods: A total of sixty participants diagnosed with a chronic disease were surveyed. These individuals were asked if they had any chronic health diseases, what they would be most interested in learning about, what format would they like information provided to them, questions they had about their medical condition, and the name of the medications they were prescribed for their medical condition. Results: The top three medications were Warfarin, Insulin, and anti-hypertensives. The top three chronic diseases were hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Conclusion: Individuals are willing to learn and take active steps towards personal health management when they have the appropriate tools.