|Titre :||User testing to examine patient understanding of pharmacy generated medication labels (2020)|
|Auteurs :||M. Guo, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Patient Education and Counseling (Vol. 103 n° 11, Novembre 2020)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. 2290-2296|
To examine patients’ and carers’ understanding of pharmacy generated medication labels.
A user testing questionnaire was conducted individually for 80 participants at 2 hospitals through a face-to face semi-structured interview. Pharmacy generated medication labels from different locations were grouped based on components into 4 different variations. Participants were asked to read and demonstrate understanding of the dose and frequency from 1 of the 4 variations for 4 prescription medications. Twenty participants for each variation were recruited so that demographic characteristics matched between variations.
Overall, only 45% of participants were able to correctly understand the dose and frequency presented on all the pharmacy labels presented on medications. Medication labels with standardised timing performed better than other variations with 91% of participants able to determine the correct frequency. The use of numeric figures was understood by 80–90% of participants compared to the use of capitalised text (65–70%). Pharmacy generated medication labels that proposed one step were better understood than instructions that incorporated several steps.
The study supports the use of simple, clear and explicit written instructions along with the use of numeric figures in pharmacy generated medication labels to achieve higher understandability in patients.
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