J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2022 Apr;26(1):23-27. 10.47825/jkgp.2022.26.1.23.

The Effect of the Medication Management Service On the Cognitive Change and Community Service Usage

Affiliations
  • 1Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Dongjak Center for Dementia, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Division of Teacher Education, Kyonggi University, Suwon, Korea
  • 4Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Abstract


Objective
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of medication management as a method of early intervention in dementia.
Methods
This study used data of survey and Mini-Mental State Examination for Dementia Screening score of 46 dementia patients given medication management. Participants were separated into three groups based on the duration of medication management. Then we compared the change in cognitive ability and the frequency of community service usage.
Results
The decline of Mini-Mental State Examination score that each group reported was -0.93±2.69, -1.38±1.71, and -1.00± 3.52 and there was no significant difference. In terms of the community service, after being given the medication management, the usage of community service increased.
Conclusion
Continuous medication management might relieved the decrease of cognitive ability and encourage dementia patients to participate in community service.

Keyword

Medication management; Medication adherence; Dementia
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