Understanding on Auxiliary Labeling of Outpatient at Khon Kaen Hospital

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Kittiya Piyasin
Nuthawadee Burat
Parichat Muangkhao
Pabpim Prasertsang
Sunee lertsinudom


Introduction: KhonKaen hospital has provided 20 types of drug zip bag with difference auxiliary labels. The sentences on auxiliary labels were short and concise that may be made patient misunderstanding. The finding of this study could be used as a guideline for improving the auxiliary labels. Materials and Method: This study was a survey research.Data was collected by patient interview using structure questionnaire.Evaluate understanding on auxiliary labels 8 types from 20 types. The study samples were patient who underwent outpatient pharmacy service at KhonKaen hospital during 1 August to 6 September 2013. Data were analyzed using descriptive.Result:There were 99 patients enrolled into this study. Most respondents were female (68.69%),agriculturist (35.35%),primary education (52.52%) and having universal coverage scheme (66.67%). Part of experience, read auxiliary labels on the drug zip bags (81.82%), clearly appearance (83.84%)and the most misunderstanding of auxiliary labeling is rectal suppository’s auxiliary labeling (92.93%) the second, vaginal suppository’sauxiliary labeling (85.86%). The sentence about misunderstanding is to hold drug to dissolution. Meaning about misunderstanding is hold drug in the  body after administrative drug for 10 minutes.The third, ear drop’sauxiliary labeling (67.68%).The sentence about misunderstanding is to keep drug by hold posture. Meaning about misunderstanding is hold drug in his ear after administrative drug for long time to 10 minutes.Conclusion: Because some patients couldn’t understand some words on auxiliary label so pharmacists should be modify necessary information on auxiliary label.


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