oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Drug information for the community: Type and source

Volume 37, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The present study on what type of information on drugs, people required, reports some thought provoking findings, for instance, a major fraction of people (70 pc) in the rural areas studied, did not request any information on their medication because health care providers had generally no time to discuss with their patients. Even worse others were thought to be extremely rude. Health care will continue to be inappropriate unless the care providers, at all levels, are able to understand their patients perceptions, by asking how they care about health and disease in general; whether they agree with the diagnosis and the need for the intervention recommended; and finally whether compliance with drug regimen is feasible.

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