The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids.
Stewart, Derek C.
Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley
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STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLEOD, J., STRATH, A., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., CUNNINGHAM, S. and MACLURE, K. 2018. The experiences and beliefs of older people in Scottish very sheltered housing about using multi-compartment compliance aids. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(2), pages 394-402. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-017-0580-x
The aim was to describe the experiences and beliefs of older people surrounding the use of MCAs, with emphasis on issues of personalisation, reablement, shared decision-making, independence and support. This was a qualitative study comprising individual face-to-face interviews conducted by a researcher with extensive experience in qualitative interviewing. The study was conducted within ‘very sheltered housing’ (VSH) complexes in the north east of Scotland. In the UK, ‘sheltered housing’ describes rented housing for older and/or disabled or other vulnerable people, usually in grouped developments. VSH generally has all the features of sheltered housing, but has enhanced care and support through the service of extra wardens, full-time carers, assistance with everyday living, including assistance with medication, and provision of meals.