A Study on Drug awareness information, Usage and Misusage on Elderly Inpatients of Veterans Hospital

보훈병원입원노인환자의 약물정보인식, 약물사용 및 오용실태에 관한 연구

  • 허영희 (진주보건대학교 간호과)
  • Received : 2013.06.11
  • Accepted : 2013.09.06
  • Published : 2013.09.30


This study is descriptive research, attempts to determine the status of elderly inpatients of veterans hospital' of drug awareness information, drug use status and drug Misusage. The subjects were 220 patients of aged 65 and over only five metropolitan areas nationwide in drug use in the Veterans Hospital, national merit, the study is from May to June. SPSS Win 18.0 program was used as the data analysis and a statistical statement by mean, standard deviation, t-test and ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. As a results, there was showed a statistically significant level 'age', 'type of marriage', 'education', 'triage', 'health status' as the general characteristics of the subjects. It showed the 'age' of the variables that influence recognition in the area of drug awareness information, and drug Misusage and drug use status factors seemed to affect the 'health status'. Therefore, It need for a comparative study of elderly inpatients and inpatients of veterans hospital, the research should be qualitative research of veterans medical services to the on reasonable support measures in the Veterans Affairs health care system and national merit.


Drug use;Drug Misusage;Medication Information


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