Analysis of Coping Strategies for Comorbidity and Multiple Drug Use in the Elderly

  • Xiang Yang
Keywords: Elderly patients; Comorbidity; Multiple drugs; Body function

Abstract

To analyze the problems of comorbidity and multiple drug use in the elderly and the countermeasures. Collect
the basic data of patients, such as gender, age, education level, medication type, quantity, disease, etc. The
relationship between comorbidity, multiple drug use and debilitation was analyzed retrospectively. There were
56 cases in non debilitating group, 40 cases in pre debilitating group and 44 cases in debilitating group. In
univariate analysis, the proportion of patients in the disease group who were over 55 years old, living in hot and
humid environment for a long time, with diabetes mellitus and low hemoglobin level was significantly higher
than that in the control group, the data difference was prominent, and the comparison results were applicable to
the statistical significance standard (P < 0.05). Age, number of diseases, number of drugs used as independent
variables, and whether the debilitation occurred as dependent variables for multivariate regression analysis. The
results showed that age, the number of diseases and the number of drugs were all influencing factors, which met
the applicable statistical standards (P < 0.05). There is a positive correlation between the number of comorbidity
and multiple drug use and whether the patients are weak or not. In clinical practice, we need to pay more
attention to the elderly comorbidity and multiple drug use patients, take effective measures to avoid the negative
effects such as the decline of body function as far as possible, and improve the quality of life of patients.

Published
2020-05-01