Therapeutic complexity of infected elderly and not infected with HIV

Authors

  • NATHÁLIA SOARES SIMÕES

Keywords:

HIV/AIDS, Prescrição de medicamentos, Polifarmácia, Índice de Complexidade Terapêutica.

Abstract

Currently in Brazil, the elderly represent 3.4% of patients infected with HIV. These patients as well as receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) use medicines for common diseases of the aging process. The therapeutic complexity in the elderly population is considered high. It is suggested that, in elderly patients with HIV / AIDS the complexity is even higher. Thus, this study aimed to compare the therapy Complexity Index (ICT) between infected and uninfected elderly patients with HIV / AIDS. It was made a cross-sectional study, document for ICT calculation in patients aged over 60 years in monitoring the Specialized Care Service (SAE) and Central Pharmacy (FC). There was a significant difference between the groups for age, education, and skin color variables. For healthcare variables, there was a statistically significant difference in the number of inquiries in the last three years. For polypharmacy and ICT variables, there was no difference between groups. Despite the differences in social characteristics and prescription profile between the groups, no differences were found with regard to the complexity of pharmacotherapy.

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Published

2019-03-11

How to Cite

1.
SIMÕES NS. Therapeutic complexity of infected elderly and not infected with HIV. Rev Bras Farm Hosp Serv Saude [Internet]. 2019Mar.11 [cited 2023Feb.8];8(2). Available from: https://rbfhss.org.br/sbrafh/article/view/292

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ARTIGOS PUBLICADOS