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Medication Guide Comprehension and Health Literacy

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Title: Medication Guide Comprehension and Health Literacy
Author(s): Duhig, James E.
Advisor(s): Lambert, Bruce L.
Contributor(s): Crawford, Stephanie Y.; Popovich, Nicholas; Galanter, William; Wolf, Michael
Department / Program: Pharmacy Administration
Graduate Major: Pharmacy Administration
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Degree: PhD, Doctor of Philosophy
Genre: Doctoral
Subject(s): Health Literacy Medication Guides Prescription Drug Written Patient Information
Abstract: Written information is often distributed with prescription medications in order to help patients understand, anticipate, and manage risks. Several factors, most significantly a low level of health literacy, prevent patients from fully comprehending this information. Particularly disturbing is that for drugs requiring medication guides, there are well-established risks that patients need to understand. Patients are often unable to identify these risks and therefore unable to participate actively in risk management. This study investigated the relationships among health literacy, functional tests of patient comprehension, and the usefulness of medication guides.
Issue Date: 2012-12-07
Genre: thesis
Rights Information: Copyright 2011 James E. Duhig
Date Available in INDIGO: 2012-12-07
Date Deposited: 2011-12

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