Medication Literacy in a Cohort of Chinese Patients Discharged with Acute Coronary Syndrome
AbstractThis study aims at investigating medication literacy of discharged patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in China, and the important determinants of medication literacy among them. For this purpose, we conducted a prospective cohort study. Patient’s demographic and clinical data were retrieved from hospital charts and medication literacy was measured by instructed interview using the Chinese version of Medication Literacy Questionnaire on Discharged Patient between 7 and 30 days after the patient was discharged from the hospital. The results show that medication literacy for the surveyed patients was insufficient: >20% did not have adequate knowledge on the types of drugs and the frequency that they need to take the drugs, >30% did not know the name of and the dosage of the drugs they are taking, and >70% did not have adequate knowledge on the effects and side effects of the drugs they are taking. Our research indicated that medication literacy scores decreased with age but increased with education. The number of medicines the discharged patient took with them and days between discharge and interview were not associated with medication literacy levels. View Full-Text
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Zhong, Z.; Zheng, F.; Guo, Y.; Luo, A. Medication Literacy in a Cohort of Chinese Patients Discharged with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 720.
Zhong Z, Zheng F, Guo Y, Luo A. Medication Literacy in a Cohort of Chinese Patients Discharged with Acute Coronary Syndrome. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(7):720.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhong, Zhuqing; Zheng, Feng; Guo, Yuna; Luo, Aijing. 2016. "Medication Literacy in a Cohort of Chinese Patients Discharged with Acute Coronary Syndrome." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 7: 720.
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