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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 capacity

Decreasing / low capacity

Increasing / high workload: May be high workload per se or may spike at times of change and uncertainty.

Burden: coping

High burden: not coping – high workload and low capacity risk

Decreasing / low workload:

No burden: coping

Burden: not coping –low capacity risk