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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.


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


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


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


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


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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