FeatureA Comparison of Medication Management Between Older and Younger Adults Living With HIVFrain, Judy, PhD, RN; Barton-Burke, Margaret, PhD, RN; Bachman, Jean, DSN, RN; King, Marilyn D., PhD; Klebert, Michael, PhD, RN; Hsueh, Kuei-Hsiang, PhD, RN; Frain, Michael, PhDAuthor Information Judy Frain, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Mary Ann Lee Professor of Oncology Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Jean Bachman, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor and Director of the PhD Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. M. Denise King, MSW, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Lindenwood University, School of Human Services, Social Work Department, St. Charles, Missouri, USA. Michael Klebert, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, is Research Instructor and Study Coordinator at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Kuei-Hsiang Hsueh, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Michael P. Frain, PhD., CRC, is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: September 2014 - Volume 25 - Issue 5 - p 414-426 doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2013.11.006 Buy Metrics Abstract The aims of this study were to examine differences in medication management between older and younger adults living with HIV and to examine the relationship between age and cognitive ability, depressive symptoms, and self-efficacy on medication management. This research utilized a descriptive-correlational, cross-sectional design to compare medication management between older and younger adults living with HIV and to describe differences in predictive factors of cognition, depressive symptoms, and self-efficacy on medication management. Results indicated that both older and younger adults had poor medication management skills and high rates of mild cognitive impairment. While older adults performed worse on the medication management test than younger adults, the results were not statistically significant. In both older and younger adults, cognitive ability and depressive symptoms were predictors of medication management, with cognitive ability being the strongest predictor for both groups. Cognitive ability was a stronger predictor for older adults than for younger adults. © 2014Elsevier, Inc.