The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factors influencing non-adherence to pharmaceutical drugs among Vietnamese Americans 65 years of age and older. Specifically, this study examined the socioeconomic factors contributing to the inconsistency of medication intake including (a) age, (b) sex, (c) country of birth, (d) health status, and (e) annual income.
A convenience sample was obtained in the city of Westminster, California from a radiology medical center. A short survey, created by the researcher, was given to eligible participants to measure adherence to medications. The significance level utilized on each hypothesis was p ≤ .05.
A total of 200 qualified surveys were used for analysis. Results showed that there was no significant relationship among the five factors and adherence to medications among Vietnamese Americans 65 years of age and older. Future studies through observation or with a larger sample to measure adherence may be appropriate to confirm or deny findings.
|Commitee:||Nguyen, Richard, White, Barbara|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian American Studies, Gerontology|
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