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Developing and Testing of a Simulation-Based Assessment Method for Identifying Problems in Self-Management of Medications in Older Adults

Kapoor, Alok MD, MS*†‡; Burns, Laura BS; Foust, Janice B. PhD, RN§; Sarno, Maureen RN, BSN; Callahan-Lydon, Jeanne RN, BSN, JD; Schultz, Paula MSM, RN, NEA-BC; Donovan, Jennifer PharmD, RPh; Kanaan, Abir PharmD, RPh; Crawford, Sybil PhD*; Gurwitz, Jerry H. MD*†; Mazor, Kathleen M. EdD*†

doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000372
Case Report

From the *Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School;

Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester;

Boston University, Department of General Internal Medicine;

§University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Nursing, Boston;

VNA Care Network and Hospice, Danvers;

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and

**Reliant Medical Group, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Correspondence: Alok Kapoor, MD, MS, Biotech 1, Suite 100, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605 (e-mail:

The authors disclose no conflict of interest.

This work was funded by a pilot grant from the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science, which is funded through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (UL1TR001453-01). The contents of this article do not necessarily represent the views of the funder.

Classifications: Home Health, Pharmaceutical/Medication Safety, Simulation.

All authors contributed to study concept and design and article preparation. A.K. and M.S. conducted home visits. A.K. conducted analysis and interpretation of the data.

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