Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals

Öz Background/aim: Irrational drug use is a common problem. This study aimed to evaluate patients' knowledge and habits concerning drug use, and compare them in terms of some sociodemographic characteristics. Materials and methods: A face-to-face questionnaire was given to outpatients from family healthcare centres (FHCs) and state hospitals (SHs) in 12 provinces in Turkey during May 2010. A total of 4470 patients (FHCs: 2209; SHs: 2261) responded to the questionnaire (response rate: 93.1%). Results: Getting prescriptions without a physical examination was common (second place in FHCs; third place in SHs); 51.0% stated that they wanted physicians to prescribe drugs that they had used before. More than half stated that antibiotics cured every illness. In addition, 55.9% reported that their relatives recommended drugs to them when they got ill; 37.1% reported that they recommended them to relatives as well. Of the survey respondents, 70.5% stated that they had stopped their medications before the recommended time. Patients' knowledge and attitudes about drug use showed significant differences in comparisons of sex, age, educational level, and social security. Conclusion: Patients' knowledge and attitudes about drugs were far from rational. To eliminate irrational use of drugs, public education about drug use is needed.

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Bibtex @ { tbtkmedical576376, journal = {Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences}, issn = {1300-0144}, eissn = {1303-6165}, address = {}, publisher = {TÜBİTAK}, year = {2017}, volume = {47}, pages = {1472 - 1481}, doi = {}, title = {Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals}, key = {cite}, author = {Akıcı, Ahmet and Mollahaliloğlu, Salih and Dönertaş, Başak and Özgülcü, Şenay and Alkan, Ali and Başaran, Nesrin Filiz} }
APA Akıcı, A , Mollahaliloğlu, S , Dönertaş, B , Özgülcü, Ş , Alkan, A , Başaran, N . (2017). Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals . Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences , 47 (5) , 1472-1481 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/tbtkmedical/issue/45689/576376
MLA Akıcı, A , Mollahaliloğlu, S , Dönertaş, B , Özgülcü, Ş , Alkan, A , Başaran, N . "Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals" . Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 47 (2017 ): 1472-1481 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/tbtkmedical/issue/45689/576376>
Chicago Akıcı, A , Mollahaliloğlu, S , Dönertaş, B , Özgülcü, Ş , Alkan, A , Başaran, N . "Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 47 (2017 ): 1472-1481
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals AU - Ahmet Akıcı , Salih Mollahaliloğlu , Başak Dönertaş , Şenay Özgülcü , Ali Alkan , Nesrin Filiz Başaran Y1 - 2017 PY - 2017 N1 - DO - T2 - Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 1472 EP - 1481 VL - 47 IS - 5 SN - 1300-0144-1303-6165 M3 - UR - Y2 - 2021 ER -
EndNote %0 Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals %A Ahmet Akıcı , Salih Mollahaliloğlu , Başak Dönertaş , Şenay Özgülcü , Ali Alkan , Nesrin Filiz Başaran %T Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals %D 2017 %J Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences %P 1300-0144-1303-6165 %V 47 %N 5 %R %U
ISNAD Akıcı, Ahmet , Mollahaliloğlu, Salih , Dönertaş, Başak , Özgülcü, Şenay , Alkan, Ali , Başaran, Nesrin Filiz . "Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 47 / 5 (Ekim 2017): 1472-1481 .
AMA Akıcı A , Mollahaliloğlu S , Dönertaş B , Özgülcü Ş , Alkan A , Başaran N . Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2017; 47(5): 1472-1481.
Vancouver Akıcı A , Mollahaliloğlu S , Dönertaş B , Özgülcü Ş , Alkan A , Başaran N . Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2017; 47(5): 1472-1481.
IEEE A. Akıcı , S. Mollahaliloğlu , B. Dönertaş , Ş. Özgülcü , A. Alkan ve N. Başaran , "Patients' attitudes and knowledge about drug use: a survey in Turkish family healthcare centres and state hospitals", Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, c. 47, sayı. 5, ss. 1472-1481, Eki. 2017

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