Publication
Title
Pilot study on the utility and feasibility of a house-call checkup of the medicine cabinet
Author
Abstract
The storage at home of medicines is a poorly researched topic, but it can be a major source of medication errors and other unsafe practices. In this pilot-study, we wanted to get an idea of the scope of the problem and research the feasibility and acceptability of a home-based intervention by a pharmacist. In a convenience sample of 48 households, we encountered numerous problems in a sizable percentage of households. Medicines were frequently not stored out of reach of children, usage instructions and indications were unknown, organization was absent, and there were a plethora of expired medicines present. Refrigeration was less of a problem. Acceptability and perception of utility of the intervention were generally very high. We developed a protocol-based intervention to be used in future research to increase the safe use of medicines at home.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Pharmacy
Publication
2018
ISSN
2226-4787
Volume/pages
6 :3 (2018) , 7 p.
Article Reference
73
74
ISI
000448399800020
Pubmed ID
30042288
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 24.07.2018
Last edited 02.09.2021
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