Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics
Fecha de publicación: 21 de julio de 2020
Autores: Gabriela Rangel Brandão, Laetitia Teixeira, Lia Araújo, Constança Paúl, Oscar Ribeiro
Background: Self-medication, despite some benefits, carries many risks, especially when practiced by older adults who are polymedicated. Information addressing the prevalence and associated factors of self-medication in older age in a European context is scarce and sometimes contradictory. This paper aims to estimate the prevalence of self-medication among older adults across Europe and to identify its predictive factors.