[Patients' knowledge about their own medication--does verbal information help? A blind, randomized study].

Abstract

Patient's knowledge about their own medicine is often insufficient, and this is possibly a contributory factor for noncompliance. We interviewed 65 patients (median age 61 years) from an out-patient clinic with free access and 86 patients (median age 68 years) from a hospital outpatient clinic. In both groups, knowledge about the dosage and the adverse… (More)

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