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Table 3 Burden, coping and risk in medication management

From: Towards an understanding of the burdens of medication management affecting older people: the MEMORABLE realist synthesis

What capacity does the older person have? (individual specific)
What is the workload? (stage specific)
Increasing / high capacityDecreasing / low capacity
Increasing / high workload: May be high workload per se or may spike at times of change and uncertainty.Burden: copingHigh burden: not coping – high workload and low capacity risk
Decreasing / low workload:No burden: copingBurden: not coping –low capacity risk