publication . Article . 2016

Knowledge and perceptions of the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs among orthopaedic patients in Thailand.

Juraporn Pongwecharak; Pacharaporn Phueanpinit; Janet Krska; Narumol Jarernsiripornkul;
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  • Published: 29 Jul 2016 Journal: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, volume 38, pages 1,269-1,276 (issn: 2210-7703, eissn: 2210-7711, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background There is a high incidence of adverse effects from non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in Thailand, but patients’ perceptions and knowledge of NSAID risks is unknown. Objective This study aims to assess patients’ perceptions and knowledge of NSAID risks and factors affecting them. Setting University hospital in North-East of Thailand. Method A Cross-sectional study conducted over 4 months, using a self-administered questionnaire. Patients prescribed NSAIDs for at least one month duration from orthopaedic clinic were recruited using systematic random sampling. Main outcome measure Patients’ perceptions on NSAID risks, knowledge on risk factors...
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