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dc.contributor.authorBengle, Rebecca Anne
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:18:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:18:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.otherbengle_rebecca_a_200908_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/bengle_rebecca_a_200908_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25738
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the relationship between food insecurity and cost-related medication non-adherence in a population of low-income older adults in Georgia. This study used data from the Georgia Advanced Performance Outcomes Measures Project to evaluate new Older Americans Act Nutrition Program participants and waitlisted people (n = 1000, mean age 75.0 ± 9.1 years, 68.4% women, 25.8% black). Food insecurity was assessed using the modified 6-item USDA Household Food Security Survey Module. Practice of 5 CRN behaviors (e.g., delaying refills, skipping doses) was evaluated. Approximately 49.7% of participants were food insecure, while 44.4% had utilized ≥1 CRN strategy (CRN-P). Those who were food insecure and/or who reported CRN-P were more likely to be black, low-income, younger, and less educated. After controlling for confounders, food insecure participants were 2.9 (95% CI 2.2, 4.0) times more likely to report CRN-P. Improving food security is important for low-income older adults to promote adherence to recommended prescription regimens.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectOlder adults
dc.subjectfood security
dc.subjectcost-related medication non-adherence
dc.subjectOlder Americans Act Nutrition Program
dc.titleFood insecurity and cost-related medication non-adherence in a population of community-dwelling, low-income older adults in Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorJung Sun Lee
dc.description.committeeJung Sun Lee
dc.description.committeeTommy Johnson
dc.description.committeeMary Ann Johnson


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