Comprehensibility and Presentation of Medication Charts: Considering Patients’ Views

Brühwiler, Lea Domenica and Schönenberg, Stefanie Tamara and Hersberger, Kurt Eduard and Lutters, Monika. (2017) Comprehensibility and Presentation of Medication Charts: Considering Patients’ Views. Praxis, 105 (21). pp. 1249-1254.

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There is limited knowledge about the comprehensibility of medication charts and if patients’ needs are met. Structured interviews were conducted with 45 patients. In fictive charts, 73 % correctly interpreted the abbreviation «Mo» as «Morgen» (German for morning) and 24 % incorrectly as Monday. «Na» («Nacht» for night) was recognized as bedtime by 56 % and 11 % would take the medication in the afternoon («Nachmittag»). 42 % of the patients correctly interpreted the maximum daily dose regarding the instruction «max. 2 tablets max. 4×/24 h». «ML» («Messlöffel» for spoon) was understood by 24 %. In charts, 91 % preferred brand names in the first column (p <0,001). Medication charts are often misinterpreted. Patients’ needs should be considered when developing charts.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Pharmazie > Pharmaceutical Care (Hersberger)
UniBasel Contributors:Hersberger, Kurt E. and Brühwiler, Lea
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:30 May 2018 08:27
Deposited On:30 May 2018 08:26

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