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Article: Patient knowledge about diuretic prescription

TitlePatient knowledge about diuretic prescription
Authors
Issue Date1993
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/BJCP
Citation
British Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology, 1993, v. 35 n. 2, p. 152-155 How to Cite?
AbstractIn order to assess the prevalence and knowledge of diuretic prescription, 203 consecutive admissions to three general medical wards were interviewed. Additional information was collected on forms sent to general practitioners and hospital doctors responsible for each patient. Prevalence of diuretic use was 31% (63 patients); other drugs only, 60% (121 patients); no drugs, 9% (19 patients). Patients gave an incorrect indication for 31% of diuretics prescribed, but for only 16% of other drugs (P < 0.005). Compared with patients not taking diuretics, diuretic-users were older (mean ± s.d., 70 years ± 14 vs 54 ± 20, P < 0.001), had lower abbreviated mental test scores (AMT scores seven or less, 21% vv 9%, χ2 = 3.48, P = 0.06) and were prescribed more drugs (5.0 ± 2.4 vs 3.2 ± 2.0, P < 0.001). Increasing age and decreasing AMT score were associated with poorer knowledge of drug indication, but these factors could not explain fully the poor understanding of diuretic prescription. Accurate recall of dose was the same for diuretics and for other agents. Knowledge about medication was not different if the general practitioner or hospital initiated treatment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151512
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dc.contributor.authorBevan, EGen_US
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, EMen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcghee, SMen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcinnes, GTen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:24:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:24:08Z-
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology, 1993, v. 35 n. 2, p. 152-155en_US
dc.identifier.issn0306-5251en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151512-
dc.description.abstractIn order to assess the prevalence and knowledge of diuretic prescription, 203 consecutive admissions to three general medical wards were interviewed. Additional information was collected on forms sent to general practitioners and hospital doctors responsible for each patient. Prevalence of diuretic use was 31% (63 patients); other drugs only, 60% (121 patients); no drugs, 9% (19 patients). Patients gave an incorrect indication for 31% of diuretics prescribed, but for only 16% of other drugs (P < 0.005). Compared with patients not taking diuretics, diuretic-users were older (mean ± s.d., 70 years ± 14 vs 54 ± 20, P < 0.001), had lower abbreviated mental test scores (AMT scores seven or less, 21% vv 9%, χ2 = 3.48, P = 0.06) and were prescribed more drugs (5.0 ± 2.4 vs 3.2 ± 2.0, P < 0.001). Increasing age and decreasing AMT score were associated with poorer knowledge of drug indication, but these factors could not explain fully the poor understanding of diuretic prescription. Accurate recall of dose was the same for diuretics and for other agents. Knowledge about medication was not different if the general practitioner or hospital initiated treatment.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/BJCPen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Clinical Pharmacologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshData Interpretation, Statisticalen_US
dc.subject.meshDiuretics - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.subject.meshDrug Prescriptionsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Education As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshScotlanden_US
dc.titlePatient knowledge about diuretic prescriptionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.volume35en_US
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