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 contribution||Information and education for the general public|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Farmacia Clinica|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)