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Apotekskunders uppfattning om trygghet med sina läkemedel och behandling. Hur de erhållit information om dessa samt deras kunskap om EES.: - En enkätundersökning om det förekommer skillnader mellan olika åldersgrupper på apoteket
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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Abstract

Pharmacists have for many years been an important part of health care. They have rescued many people from diseases and poisoning. It´s important that they ensure the right drug, dosage and administration in right time for each customer. Elderly people usually have more prescribes than younger which increases the risk of interactions.

Poor compliance may result in increased morbidity or premature death. There are several reasons why treatment is not followed. Lack of information about the treatment of disease or information about the medications for both indication and side effects are some of them

At all pharmacies in Sweden, EES, Electronic Expert Support, is available. The introduction of e-prescription in the 21st century has enabled an additional safety check for the pharmacist, using Electronic Expert Support (EES) for dispatching prescriptions. The current recipe is compared with other prescriptions where there are withdrawals and the prescriptions where there should be pharmaceuticals left to consume. If there is a risk of incorrect dose, double prescription, age warning, interactions, gender specific or if drug affecting disease, a signal is given at EES control showing strength and action that may, should be done.

The purpose of the study was to investigate customers perception of advice at the pharmacy and if the use and knowledge of the EES (Elektroniskt Expertstöd) differed between different age groups. The survey was conducted using data collection from seven pharmacies located in five locations spread across Sweden. The collection was conducted for about 100 hours and generated in 277 participants. All participation was voluntary and anonymous. The participants were divided into three age groups: 40 years or younger, 41-60 and over 60 years. The collected data was analyzed by using IBM SPSS and a chi2 test was performed to see if there were any significant differences between the age-groups. The result was compiled and demonstrated in excel diagrams.

There was no significant difference between the groups in terms of safety and information they received about their drugs. Most people received information about their medicines by the doctor, pharmacist or by reading the package leaflet. However, there was some difference regarding the use of the Internet in a search for information retrieval among those over 60 years. This may be due to lack of internet knowledge or physical impairment. There was also a significant difference when it came to the question of calling 1177 for information on medicines, where people 40 years or younger, called more often than other groups. This may be because they usually have younger children and may need advice regarding illness or injuries.

There was a significant difference between the age-groups in consent to use EES were elderly people had consented more often. Elderly people usually have more drug prescribes than younger and therefore is it more useful for people over 60 years. The risk of interactions increases with the number of drugs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 34
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Pharmaceutical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-74525OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-74525DiVA, id: diva2:1209941
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Bachelor of Science Programme in Pharmacy, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-05-25 Created: 2018-05-24 Last updated: 2018-05-25Bibliographically approved

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