Evaluation of Morisky Medication adherence scale (MMAS-8) in older adults of a primary health care center in Chile

Authors

  • Fernando Valencia-Monsalvez Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad de Concepción. Concepción, Región del Bío Bío, Chile. Enfermero. Magíster en Enfermería
  • Sara Mendoza-Parra Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad de Concepción. Concepción, Región del Bío Bío, Chile. Enfermera. Doctora en Enfermería
  • Luis Luengo-Machuca Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Concepción. Concepción, Región del Bío Bío, Chile. Licenciado en Educación con Mención en Matemáticas y Física, Magíster en Estadística Aplicada.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2017.342.2206

Keywords:

Predictive Value of Tests, Medication adherence, aged

Abstract

In order to determine whether the Morisky 8-item medication adherence (MMAS-8) is a useful instrument in elderly hypertensive patients attending a primary care center, we conducted a field study with a quantitative approach of evaluation of diagnostic tests in elderly hypertensive patients from the Cardiovascular Health Program Health in Cabrero, Chile. The
results of the scale were compared with the blood pressure and the pill-count method. The diagnostic evaluation of the scale using the reference methods of blood pressure and pill count resulted: Sensitivity: 86%, 85%; specificity: 56%, 58%; positive predictive value: 60%, 65%; negative predictive value: 84%. 81%. In conclusion, the scale allows to detect in a simple way, and at a low cost, to people who are not adherent to their regimen of drug treatment.

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Published

2017-06-28

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Valencia-Monsalvez F, Mendoza-Parra S, Luengo-Machuca L. Evaluation of Morisky Medication adherence scale (MMAS-8) in older adults of a primary health care center in Chile. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 28 [cited 2024 May 19];34(2):245-9. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2206