The efficacy of written information about the application rules of transdermal patches - Reading comprehension questionnaire survey in Hungarian community pharmacies

Orsolya Somogyi, R. Zelkó

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Abstract

Although patient' adherence related to the application of transdermal patches is relatively high compared to the other dosage forms, the lack of the correct use could decrease the effectiveness of the therapy. Therefore, the primary aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of a Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) concerning the adequate use of medicinal patches. The questionnaire survey was developed to explore the level of patientsí reading comprehension in four Hungarian community pharmacies. The distribution of four separated comprehension categories was measured. For the hypothesis testing it was assumed that the reading comprehension of ìpatch ever adoptersî is higher than ìpatch never adoptersî. 46% of participants (n = 163) has ìadequateî, 40% has ìhigh sufficientî, 12% has ìlow sufficientî and 2% has ìinadequateî level of reading comprehension based on responses. The hypothesis testing showed no significant difference (p = 0.428). The instructions of PIL are effective although the majority of participants (54%) has lack of complete understanding. Patients have not met these application rules, according to hypothesis testing. Written medicine information is useful in patient education, but PILs cannot replace the pharmacists' obligation to provide verbal counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1612
Number of pages6
JournalActa Poloniae Pharmaceutica - Drug Research
Volume74
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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Transdermal Patch
Pharmacies
Reading
Dosage Forms
Patient Education
Patient Compliance
Pharmacists
Counseling
Medicine
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Community pharmacy
  • Counseling
  • Questionnaire survey
  • Reading comprehension
  • Transdermal patch
  • Written information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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