Prescribing patterns of glucosamine in an older population: a national cohort study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305844
Title:
Prescribing patterns of glucosamine in an older population: a national cohort study
Authors:
Galvin, Rose; Cousins, Grainne; Boland, Fiona; Motterlini, Nicola; Bennett, Kathleen; Fahey, Tom
Affiliation:
Royal College of Surgeons
Citation:
Prescribing patterns of glucosamine in an older population: a national cohort study 2013, 13 (1):316 BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Publisher:
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Journal:
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Issue Date:
Nov-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305844
DOI:
10.1186/1472-6882-13-316
Additional Links:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/13/316
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
lucosamine is commonly prescribed as a disease modulating agent in osteoarthritis. However, the evidence to date suggests that it has a limited impac t on the clinical symptoms of the disease including joint pain, radiological progression, function and quality of life. The aim of this study was to examine the prescribing patterns of glu cosamine from 2002–2011 in an elderly Irish national population cohort using data from the Health Service Executive Primary Care Reimbursement (HSE-PCRS) General medical services ( GMS) Scheme. Methods Patients aged ≥ 70 years on the HSE-PCRS pharmacy claims database between Janua ry 2002 and December 2011 were included. ATC code M01AX05 (glucosamine) was ext racted. Prevalence rates per 1000 eligible population with 95% confidence interv als were calculated for all years and age groups (70–74 years, ≥ 75 years). A negative binomial regression analysis was used to determine longitudinal usage trends and compare pr evalence rates across years, sex and age groups.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; ARTHRITIS; COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
ISSN:
1472-6882

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, Roseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCousins, Grainneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoland, Fionaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMotterlini, Nicolaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Kathleenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFahey, Tomen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-26T17:15:56Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-26T17:15:56Z-
dc.date.issued2013-11-
dc.identifier.citationPrescribing patterns of glucosamine in an older population: a national cohort study 2013, 13 (1):316 BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicineen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1472-6882-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1472-6882-13-316-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305844-
dc.descriptionlucosamine is commonly prescribed as a disease modulating agent in osteoarthritis. However, the evidence to date suggests that it has a limited impac t on the clinical symptoms of the disease including joint pain, radiological progression, function and quality of life. The aim of this study was to examine the prescribing patterns of glu cosamine from 2002–2011 in an elderly Irish national population cohort using data from the Health Service Executive Primary Care Reimbursement (HSE-PCRS) General medical services ( GMS) Scheme. Methods Patients aged ≥ 70 years on the HSE-PCRS pharmacy claims database between Janua ry 2002 and December 2011 were included. ATC code M01AX05 (glucosamine) was ext racted. Prevalence rates per 1000 eligible population with 95% confidence interv als were calculated for all years and age groups (70–74 years, ≥ 75 years). A negative binomial regression analysis was used to determine longitudinal usage trends and compare pr evalence rates across years, sex and age groups.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicineen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/13/316en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicineen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectARTHRITISen_GB
dc.subjectCOMPLEMENTARY MEDICINEen_GB
dc.titlePrescribing patterns of glucosamine in an older population: a national cohort studyen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRoyal College of Surgeonsen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicineen_GB
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