RIME Study

Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

It is very common for most elderly people to take 5 or more medications daily, a condition that is commonly called ‘polypharmacy.’

The RIME research study aims to evaluate if participants better understand their current medications after they review and discuss those medications with a pharmacist.

About the Study

Participants will visit the Pennington Biomedical Outpatient Clinic for a screening visit to determine if you are eligible for the study. Once enrolled, participants will participate in their first study visit on the same day as the screening visit.

A Pennington Biomedical pharmacist will conduct an interview to discuss participant’s current medication and provide information after the interview. Participants will then visit their doctor and return once more to Pennington Biomedical to repeat the medication review and interview procedures.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • A total of 2 visits
    • 1 screening visit
    • 1 study visit

Procedures:

  • Medical history
  • Questionnaires
  • Medication review

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

  • Be between 55 to 90 years old
  • Be taking 5 or more medications daily
  • Be currently taking medication for at least one of the following: mood, anxiety, sleep or
    overactive bladder
  • Are willing to have medications reviewed with a pharmacist

* You may not qualify for this study based on other eligibility criteria not listed. The study coordinator
will go over this information in detail.

Study Duration

Participation in this research study will last approximately 2 months.

Compensation

Compensation of up to $25 is offered for the completion of this study.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for this research study, call 225-763-2973 or email dementia@pbrc.edu.

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