Grapefruit-Statin Interactions: Patient Awareness, Knowledge and Contributing Factors

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Title:
Grapefruit-Statin Interactions: Patient Awareness, Knowledge and Contributing Factors
Author:
Hannum, Cameron; Hawkins, Kevin; Spencer, Jenene; Hall-Lipsy, Elizabeth
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2016
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Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: The goals of this study were: to assess patients’ knowledge of grapefruit interactions when taking statin class (dyslipidemia) medications, to identify any pertinent demographic characteristics that may influence knowledge of grapefruit statin interactions, and to identify patient preferred sources of health information. Methods: Questionnaires were administered at community health fairs during the academic school year 2014 through 2015. The survey addressed grapefruit consumption, frequency and amount, for both whole fruit and juice; examined knowledge of the potential for harmful interactions of grapefruit juice with statin medications; and how or where the participant learned this information. Results: A total of 74 participants completed surveys, of which, 72 submitted fully completed surveys, mean age was 64 (SD=+/- 15.6), 71.2% were female (N=52), and 78.1% were white. Of those surveyed, 63.5% (N= 47) reported consuming grapefruit in the past 12 months, and 36.1% (N=26) reported taking a statin. Those taking statins, 50% (N=13) reported consuming grapefruit as well. The majority of people, 61.3% (N=45), reported obtaining health related information from healthcare sources. Those with a college education were more likely to have consumed grapefruit in the last 12 months (X2=4.88, p=0.027) and to have ever consumed grapefruit (X2 =4.40, p=0.036). Conclusions: The majority of the health fair attendees surveyed were highly educated, reported having health insurance, had consumed grapefruit in the past year, and had heard about grapefruit-drug interactions.
Description:
Class of 2016 Abstract
Keywords:
Grapefruit-Statin; Patient; dyslipidemia; medications
Advisor:
Spencer, Jenene; Hall-Lipsy, Elizabeth

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorSpencer, Jeneneen
dc.contributor.advisorHall-Lipsy, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorHannum, Cameronen
dc.contributor.authorHawkins, Kevinen
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Jeneneen
dc.contributor.authorHall-Lipsy, Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T20:13:35Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-21T20:13:35Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613968-
dc.descriptionClass of 2016 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The goals of this study were: to assess patients’ knowledge of grapefruit interactions when taking statin class (dyslipidemia) medications, to identify any pertinent demographic characteristics that may influence knowledge of grapefruit statin interactions, and to identify patient preferred sources of health information. Methods: Questionnaires were administered at community health fairs during the academic school year 2014 through 2015. The survey addressed grapefruit consumption, frequency and amount, for both whole fruit and juice; examined knowledge of the potential for harmful interactions of grapefruit juice with statin medications; and how or where the participant learned this information. Results: A total of 74 participants completed surveys, of which, 72 submitted fully completed surveys, mean age was 64 (SD=+/- 15.6), 71.2% were female (N=52), and 78.1% were white. Of those surveyed, 63.5% (N= 47) reported consuming grapefruit in the past 12 months, and 36.1% (N=26) reported taking a statin. Those taking statins, 50% (N=13) reported consuming grapefruit as well. The majority of people, 61.3% (N=45), reported obtaining health related information from healthcare sources. Those with a college education were more likely to have consumed grapefruit in the last 12 months (X2=4.88, p=0.027) and to have ever consumed grapefruit (X2 =4.40, p=0.036). Conclusions: The majority of the health fair attendees surveyed were highly educated, reported having health insurance, had consumed grapefruit in the past year, and had heard about grapefruit-drug interactions.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectGrapefruit-Statinen
dc.subjectPatienten
dc.subjectdyslipidemiaen
dc.subjectmedicationsen
dc.titleGrapefruit-Statin Interactions: Patient Awareness, Knowledge and Contributing Factorsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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