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Ars Pharmaceutica (Internet)

On-line version ISSN 2340-9894

Abstract

RODRIGUEZ-BATTIKH, Hermes H.; ESQUIVEL-PRADOS, Elisabet  and  GARCIA-CORPAS, José P.. Measurement of the patient's knowledge about his antidiabetic medication: systematic review. Ars Pharm [online]. 2020, vol.61, n.3, pp.193-197.  Epub Aug 17, 2020. ISSN 2340-9894.  http://dx.doi.org/10.30827/ars.v61i3.13648.

Introduction:

The patient’s knowledge about the antidiabetic medication (PKAM) influences medication adherence. That is why it is necessary to quantify it.

Aim:

The aim of the study was to identify the different ways in which PKAM has been measured.

Method:

A systematic review was carried out in the Medline, Scopus, Cinahl and Psycinfo databases. The PRISMA recommendations were used to perform this review.

Results:

3 articles were included. Two of them used questionnaires to measure PKAM and the other used a practical demonstration by the patient.

Conclusions:

None of the PKAM measurement methods provided validity and reliability data. It is necessary to define the PKAM agreed at an international level and design a valid and reliable measurement tool based on this definition.

Keywords : Patient Medication Knowledge; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Educational Measurement.

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