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Development and evaluation of user-tested Thai patient information leaflets for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: Effect on patients’ knowledge

Jarernsiripornkui, Narumol, Phueanpinit, Pacharaporn, Pongwecharak, Juraporn, Krska, Janet (2019) Development and evaluation of user-tested Thai patient information leaflets for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: Effect on patients’ knowledge. PLOS ONE, 14 (1). ISSN 1932-6203. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210395) (KAR id:71653)

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Abstract

Introduction

awareness of safety issues is low. This study aimed: i) to develop Thai PILs for NSAIDs and

perspective and effect on patient knowledge.

Four PILs for NSAIDs were developed and subjected to multiple rounds of user-testing by

prescribed one of these NSAIDs, assessing knowledge before and after providing a

analogue scale (VAS).

1,240 baseline questionnaires were completed; only 13.5% of patients had good knowledge.

knowledge. In patients completing both questionnaires, mean knowledge score increased

scores (OR = 2.728) and showed greatest improvement in knowledge (OR = 5.628).

agreed that these PILs should distributed to all patients taking NSAIDs. The median VAS

Conclusions

acceptable and desirable PILs. PILs could improve patients’ knowledge about their medicine,

the need for more written medicine information.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210395
Uncontrolled keywords: medicine information; user-testing; patient information leaflet
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Janet Krska
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 17:44 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71653 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Krska, Janet: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4148-5652
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