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Title:
Comprehension and Attendance of Prescription Warning Labels
Author:
Baghzouz, Mina; Flocks, Sarah; Nguyen, Thu; Lindsey, Marti
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2014
Rights:
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:
Specific Aims: The purpose of this study is to determine if people who take or manage medications attend to the prescription warning labels (PWLs) and if education levels affect how they interpret these warnings. The primary hypothesis is that people without a high school degree/equivalent will have more difficulty correctly interpreting PWLs. Methods: A survey was designed to assess whether or not the general population attends to warning labels and if education levels affect how they interpret these warnings. The survey contained questions to assess PWL attendance, a quiz to assess PWL interpretation, and demographic information. Surveys were collected at Joel Valdez Main Library in Tucson, AZ from August 2013 to January 2014. For data analysis, the percentage of participants who attended to warning labels was calculated. To compare the two education groups a Chi square analysis was performed. Main Results: A total of 113 participants took the survey and 4 were excluded from analysis. The survey was completed by 55 men (51.4%) and 52 women (48.6%). The mean age of participants was 46.9 years (SD +/- 15.3). Of the participants who took and /or managed medications, 46.8 % of them attended to the PWLs. There was a significant difference in the number of correct responses between the education groups for only one of the PWLs (“external use only”) with a p-value of 0.03. Conclusion: The majority of the general public does not attend to PWLs. Education level does not significantly affect the interpretation of most PWLs.
Description:
Class of 2014 Abstract
Keywords:
Comprehension; Prescription; Labels
Advisor:
Lindsey, Marti

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorLindsey, Martien
dc.contributor.authorBaghzouz, Minaen
dc.contributor.authorFlocks, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Thuen
dc.contributor.authorLindsey, Martien
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T19:13:07Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-22T19:13:07Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614203-
dc.descriptionClass of 2014 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractSpecific Aims: The purpose of this study is to determine if people who take or manage medications attend to the prescription warning labels (PWLs) and if education levels affect how they interpret these warnings. The primary hypothesis is that people without a high school degree/equivalent will have more difficulty correctly interpreting PWLs. Methods: A survey was designed to assess whether or not the general population attends to warning labels and if education levels affect how they interpret these warnings. The survey contained questions to assess PWL attendance, a quiz to assess PWL interpretation, and demographic information. Surveys were collected at Joel Valdez Main Library in Tucson, AZ from August 2013 to January 2014. For data analysis, the percentage of participants who attended to warning labels was calculated. To compare the two education groups a Chi square analysis was performed. Main Results: A total of 113 participants took the survey and 4 were excluded from analysis. The survey was completed by 55 men (51.4%) and 52 women (48.6%). The mean age of participants was 46.9 years (SD +/- 15.3). Of the participants who took and /or managed medications, 46.8 % of them attended to the PWLs. There was a significant difference in the number of correct responses between the education groups for only one of the PWLs (“external use only”) with a p-value of 0.03. Conclusion: The majority of the general public does not attend to PWLs. Education level does not significantly affect the interpretation of most PWLs.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectComprehensionen
dc.subjectPrescriptionen
dc.subjectLabelsen
dc.titleComprehension and Attendance of Prescription Warning Labelsen_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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