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OBJECTIVE All currently available definitions of health literacy may be considered quite general. Given the complex nature of the patient-pharmacy encounter and the varying tasks required to properly and successfully consume or administer medication or to adhere to a pharmaceutical care regimen, these available definitions may describe inadequately a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a social cognitive theory (SCT)-based intervention on the constructs of situational perception, behavioral capabilities, outcome expectations, outcome expectancies, and self-efficacy concerning over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications among an adolescent population. DESIGN Pre-posttest control group design. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose was to assess factors potentially affecting care pharmacists provide to HIV/AIDS patients including comfort level, confidence, education, experience, professional competence, continuity of care and patient-provider relationship between pharmacists and HIV-infected patients. METHODS A 24-item questionnaire assessed the constructs of(More)
The effect of symbols on conveying health information has been studied in a variety of contexts and populations. This investigation assessed whether short-term recall of prescription medication information could be enhanced in a low health literate population through the use of symbols. Participants recruited from various nonpharmacy educational service(More)
In a decade dedicated to the brain, one particular line of research has been demonstrating the value of considering psychosocial factors in the course of schizophrenia. The purpose of this article is to briefly describe the concept of "expressed emotion" which has been shown repeatedly to predict relapse in a variety of severe mental disorders. We will, as(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of demographics on patient preferences for community pharmacist attire. METHODS A 10-item questionnaire was developed and administered to patients visiting a chain pharmacy or an independent pharmacy in the Birmingham, Alabama metropolitan area. Mann-Whitney was used to examine if statistical differences existed in(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate first-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students' communication apprehension, outcome expectations, and self-efficacy for communication over the duration of a 15-week patient-counseling course. DESIGN First-year PharmD students (n=94) were asked to complete a 47-item, self-administered questionnaire on 3 occasions over the duration(More)
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