Introduction: Non-compliance is the cause of therapy failure, which has an impact on the worsening of the patient's condition because of complications and damage to organs. Family support plays an important role for the elderly because the family is a support system, which requires the presence of the family to assist in daily activities, for example in terms of reminding you to take medication regularly and so on. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between the role of the family and the use of control cards with the level of adherence to medication in elderly patients.
Methods: This research is an analytic correlation with a cross-section approach. The population in this study was all elderly in the UPTD Puskesmas Wonokromo, with a total of 993 elderly. The number of samples studied amounted to 285 respondents. The data collection technique used non-probability sampling purposive sampling, the instrument used was a family role questionnaire, a Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS) medication adherence quasi-satire, and a drug control card sheet. Data analysis using a rank- spearman statistic test with a significant value of p < = 0.05.
Results: The results showed that of the 285 respondents, almost half (49.1%) had good family roles, most (55.4%) had routine control cards and most (55.4%) medication adherence was obedient. Based on the Spearman rank test found that the significance level < = 0.05, so there is a relationship between family roles and the use of control cards with the level of adherence to taking medication for elderly patients.
Conclusion: There is a relationship between the role of the family and the use of control cards with the level of adherence to taking medication in elderly patients.