Informazione ed educazione in ambito sanitario

Translated title of the contribution: Information and education for the general public

Francesca Rocchi, Antonio Clavenna, Tiziana Ferrara, Rita Campi, Maria Grazia Calati, Maurizio Bonati

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A directive of the European Community Council obliges pharmaceutical companies to produce clearly leaflets written to accompany drug sold to the public. Available materials fail however to meet the recommended criteria. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether a more concise information and use of graphic symbols and colours could help of hypothetical patients. The degree of understanding each of three groups of students of the I.T.C.S. «Erasmo da Rottedarm» (a specialized secondary school) were asked to create an ideal leaflet for the drug Nureflex®, based on the official leaflet and addressed to parents of pediatric patients. A randomly selected sample of 40 mothers were interviewed to assess the various documents, in terms of the time needed for the reading, the correctness of the understanding, an overall evaluation. While each of the three «experimental» leaflets was better accepted with respect to the official text, 1 out the 3 test-leaflets received a lower score.

Translated title of the contributionInformation and education for the general public
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)78-87
Number of pages10
JournalGiornale Italiano di Farmacia Clinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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