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ERIC Number: EJ1122198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9491
Issues in the Medication Management Process in People Who Have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Qualitative Study of the Caregivers' Perspective
Erickson, Steven R.; Salgado, Teresa M.; Tian, Xi
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v54 n6 p412-426 Dec 2016
People who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often rely on caregivers to assist in the medication management process. The aim of this study was to learn from caregivers, who are either family or support staff, what major issues arise throughout the process of managing medication and how these might be addressed. Problems identified by caregivers include (a) prescribers understanding of insurance and agency policies regarding medication utilization; (b) lack of continuity of care and accuracy of the medication record as well as clinical records; (c) poor communication among patients, caregivers, and clinicians; (d) patient willingness to take medication; (e) caregiver understanding and training of medication-related topics; and (f) the health system being unprepared to work with people who have IDD.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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