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Status of Provision of Drug Information to Hypertensive Patients at Community-based Pharmacies / General Medicine
General Medicine ; : 75-82, 2011.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-374873
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ABSTRACT
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Objective:

</b> The present study examined the status of the provision of drug information to hypertensive patients at community-based pharmacies by evaluating patients' satisfaction, understanding, and wishes.<br><b>

Design:

</b> A cross-sectional study was conducted by surveying patients using a self-administered questionnaire.<br><b>

Methods:

</b> Three items were evaluated 1) the level of patient satisfaction with provision of drug information; 2) the level of patient understanding of information provided on antihypertensive drugs; and, 3) patient wishes regarding provision of drug information.<br><b>

Results:

</b> The level of satisfaction with provision of drug information was high (86.6%). Although patients were found to understand the precautions for use of antihypertensive drugs, their understanding of drug efficacy was insufficient. Also, patients wished to receive more explanation from pharmacists regarding the efficacy of drugs in addition to explanations of associated adverse reactions or precautions for use of the drugs.<br><b>

Conclusions:

</b> Hypertensive patients were highly satisfied with the provision of drug information at community-based pharmacies, but did not show sufficient understanding of the efficacy of antihypertensive drugs, an issue to be addressed in the future by pharmacists in their instructions to patients on the use of drugs.

Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: English Journal: General Medicine Year: 2011 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: English Journal: General Medicine Year: 2011 Type: Article