Age and Comprehension of Written Medical Information on Drug Labels

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cognitive Engineering and Neuroergonomics
EditorsKay M. Stanney, Kelly S.  Hale
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter22
Pages207-217
ISBN (Electronic)9780429110528, 9781439870174
ISBN (Print)9781439870167, 1439870160 
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in human factors and ergonomics series

Abstract

Recently there has been a surge of interest in medications and medication labels. Like pharmacists, most patients have to deal with medication (drug) labels on a daily basis. Health care systems worldwide are increasingly recognizing the need for a patient centered labeling system. But then, why are drug labels important to patients? Gerontological projections suggest a rapid increase in the number of old people such that a significant part of the patient population would be made of older adults. This research would explore the different studies conducted on the comprehension of drug labels. It would also analyze the problems, difficulties and errors of the elderly group in consumption of medicine, and if there is a need to change current drug labels for older patients.

Research Area(s)

  • Comprehension, Drug label, Older adults

Citation Format(s)

Age and Comprehension of Written Medical Information on Drug Labels. / Chafac, Melvis N. N.; Chan, Alan H. S.

Advances in Cognitive Engineering and Neuroergonomics. ed. / Kay M. Stanney; Kelly S.  Hale. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2012. p. 207-217 (Advances in human factors and ergonomics series).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)