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Showed Good Agreement


Apr 21


Study design and recruitment: a study of agreement with patients over the age of 65 selected from four general practices in the Hunter region of Australia. Frequently used classes of drugs were selected for comparison. The populations generated show a good consistency with the available statistical data sets (not used for production) and are obtained within an appropriate calculation time frame. Objective: Determining the accuracy of the telephone maintenance method for measuring the use of drugs in the elderly (“self-reporting by telephone”) by noting the consistency between the results of this method and a home visit (“domestic inventory”). For the 31 herpesviruses, the DdDp trees showed good matching with those obtained from complete genomes. These results show a good consistency with the behaviour of real organisms that replicate their genomes with vastly different mutation rates. Results: out of 154 patients, 14 are not eligible because they had hearing problems (9) or were not taking medication (5). The response rate was 70% (98 out of 140). Overall matches observed and Kappa coefficients corrected and biased were very high for all prescribed drug categories, but lower for over-the-counter (OTC) and complementary drugs. The specificity of telephone self-reporting in relation to domestic inventory was consistently high in all drug classes. Sensitivity levels were above 89% for all pharmaceutical classes, but lower (74%) over-the-counter and complementary medicines (74%).

Similar patterns were found for negative predictive values. Positive prediction rates for drugs used as needed were lower. Результатов: 33. Точных совпадений: 33. Затраченное время: 125 мс Индекс слова: 1-300, 301-600, 601-900, Больше . . Conclusion: Measuring telephone drug use for patients is a precise and relatively inexpensive alternative to home-inventory methods and has an advantage for use in future studies of drug use in elderly patients.