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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Evaluation of a self-administration method and a written information method of teaching hospitalized patients to take their medications after discharge

Schmitz, Rochelle Joann. January 1973 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin. School of Nursing, 1973. / eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record.

Health practices and beliefs of older adults factors associated with vitamin use /

Sullivan, Nancy J. January 1983 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1983. / Typescript. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 64-70).

Relationships between knowledge, understanding and compliance of ambulatory patients on oral anticoagulant medication at home

Benedict, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, 1941- January 1974 (has links)
No description available.

Nonprescription drug self-medication decisions and symptom perceptions of community residing older adults

Kincaid, Joan Diane. January 1983 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1983. / Typescript. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references (leaves p. 97-102).

The behaviour of the people of NE Thailand towards medicines for self-treatment

Chadbunchachai, Supatra January 1997 (has links)
Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common illnesses among the people in NE Thailand which is commonly treated by self-medication. Ya-chud (several medicines together in a small plastic bag) for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain is an illegal treatment but has been used by lay people for more than 20 years. A better understanding of the people's perception of and behaviour in taking Ya-chud for treatment of musculoskeletal pain should help in designing an effective implementation programme to reduce the taking ofYa-chud. The study group was 15 years old and over and lived in 2 rural (N = 619) and 2 urban (N = 494) areas of NE Thailand. The study method used individual interviewing. The study aimed to investigate self-treatment of musculoskeletal pain with and without Ya-chud in the urban and rural areas. The attitudes of Ya-chud users in the urban (N = 136) and the rural (N = 128) were measured using a 6 point Likert Scale with a Conbach's alpha coefficient of 0.7509. Comparative analyses of variables between these two areas and between the users and non-users were conducted. Indepth interviews and laboratory analysis of Ya-chud samples were carried out to obtain more detailed information. The study found that Ya-chud for musculoskeletal pain was often used as the alternative treatment to treat pain which occurred at many locations of the body at the same time when the previous outcome had been unsatisfactory. The discriminant stepwise analysis showed that 85.9 percent of Ya-chud users in both rural and urban areas were 25 years old and over and had an education level of primary/secondary school. The overall prevalence of Ya-chud users in the rural areas was higher than in the urban areas but the prevalence of those who had taken Ya-chud within one year was greater in the urban areas. Ya-chud use varied with the season. It peaked during periods of heavy work such as harvesting. The main source of Ya-chud was groceries (82.3 percent in the urban and 79.6 percent in the rural). People had the perception that Ya-chud was a potent drug, cheap and had beneficial effects. They also perceived that the specific name of Ya-chud was easy to remember and described their symptoms. Attitudes towards Ya-chud were positive in the rural areas but negative in the urban areas (p < 0.01). Most of the respondents did not know the harmful effects of Ya-chud. The study showed that the locations of pain for nonusers were not different from the users and also that the treatment outcome after taking Ya-chud was predominantly 'no change' (46.2 percent in the rural and 44.6 . percent in the urban) (p < 0.01). The results from the Ya-chud users in-depth interviews indicated that in the urban areas there was more use of massage, rest and health services for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain but in the rural areas medicines from the drug stores were more often used (p < 0.01). Only 10.9 percent of the respondents could be cured by the above treatments in the urban areas and 4.4 percent in the rural areas (p > 0.05). After taking Ya-chud the result of treatment was a 'cure' for 45.5 percent of users in the urban and for 35.3 percent of users in the rural areas (p > 0.05). Identification of the medicines contained in a packet showed that steroids, NSAIDs and tranquillisers were most often combined in a package. It can be concluded that Ya-chud for musculoskeletal pain is not only unnecessary but also a dangerous use of these hazardous medicines which mask the symptoms rather than cure the illness. Intensive and continuous education campaigns together with legal enforcement should be beneficial for a short term programme to reduce Ya-chud use. Long term programmes should focus on providing licensed dispensers in every drug store so that the lay people can gain more helpful knowledge about medicines and so that legal enforcement can be better implemented since pressure could then be brought to ensure such licensed dispensers complied with legislation.

Self-reported medication adherence among patients with diabetes /

Cerimagic, Zlata. January 2004 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Rhode Island, 2004. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 157-176).

Analysis of the Use of Antibiotics in the United Arab Emirates / Analysis of the Use of Antibiotics in the United Arab Emirates

Abasaeed Elhag, Abobakr January 2015 (has links)
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy Candidate PharmDr. Abobakr Abasaeed Elhag Supervisor prof. RNDr. Jiří Vlček, CSc. Title of Doctoral Thesis Analysis of the Use of Antibiotics in the United Arab Emirates Introduction and Aims: The misuse of antibiotics for viral infections (for which they are of no value) and the immoderate use of broad spectrum antibiotics instead of narrower spectrum antibiotics have been well-documented and reported. Therefore the inappropriate use of antibiotics is getting a global problem, mainly in the developing countries. Emergence of antibiotics resistance is often a result of irrational prescribing patterns, misuse of the antibiotics as well as self-medication. Although the United Arab Emirates (UAE]) antimicrobial policy restricts dispensing of antibiotics without prescription , studies revealed the wide availability of these agents over the counter (OTC), their over prescribing pattern and the high prevalence of self-medication with antibiotics, unfortunately and regardless of this results, there is a lack and paucity in studies that tracking the prevalence of antibiotics resistance. The aim of our research was to evaluate the attitude of the community towards the use of antibiotics, estimate...

Consumers' views of community pharmacists and medicines : a study ov views, expectations and uses of community pharmacists and medicines in a Scottish commuter town

Vallis, Joan Margaret January 1998 (has links)
No description available.

Self-medication with antibiotics : Practices among Pakistani students in Sweden and Finland

Khan, Rizwan Ahmad January 2011 (has links)
Background: Self-medication with antibiotics is a global phenomenon and potentialcontributor to human pathogen resistance to antibiotics. Amongst Pakistanis, antibioticself-medication rates are high. At present, no data is available on prevalence and practicesof self-medication with antibiotics among Pakistani students abroad. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess prevalence and comparative practices ofPakistani students in Sweden and Finland regarding self-medication with antibiotics. Methods: The study used an anonymous cross-sectional Web-based questionnaire surveywith convenience census sampling targeted to Pakistani students in Sweden and Finland.Questionnaire asking use of antibiotics and six-month recall of antibiotic self-medicationbefore the survey was administered to the 9333 potential respondents. Data was analyzedusing statistical software R version 2.8.1. Descriptive statistic was used to analyze theresults. Associations were tested using Pearson's Chi-squared test. Findings: Response rate was 2.3% after five reminders. Of 213 participants (mean age27.9 years), 151 were from Sweden and 57 were from Finland. One hundred eleven(52.1%) reported antibiotic self-medication in their life time and forty two percent knewthat it could be injurious to health. Sixty-eight participants (31.9%) did self-medicationwith antibiotics during their stay in the study countries and almost all used oral antibiotics.Unrestricted pharmacy sale was the commonest source (37%) of such antibiotics.Common symptoms triggering antibiotic self-medication were respiratory (42.6%) andoro-dental (13.2%). Preferred antibiotics were broad spectrum Penicillin (41.2%),Macrolides (23.5%) and Quinolones (6.2%). Almost all (98.8%) antibiotics for suchmedication were obtained from Pakistan. About 27% reported that they would considerself-medication with antibiotics in future. The most common reason for antibiotic selfmedicationwas affordability of health care consultation and antibiotics (23.9%). Therewas no significant difference between the self-medication practices of participants basedon country of studentship (p=0.6). Self-medication rates were not significantly lower instudents who were aware that it may harm (p=0.2) and is unsafe (p=0.2). Conclusion: High prevalence of self-medication with antibiotics among participants is amatter of concern from individual and public health perspective. There is need to augmentawareness and implement legislations to promote judicious and safe practices. Furtherstudies are needed concerning resistance impact of antibiotic self-medication. Key wards: self-medication, antibiotics, Pakistani students, abroad, practices

The pharmacist's role in preventing medication errors made by the cardiac and hyperlipoproteinemic outpatients

Chubb, James Michael, 1947- January 1973 (has links)
No description available.

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