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Patient's Knowledge and Use of Oral Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in a Rheumatology Clinic.
Kans J Med 2019; 12(4):132-135KJ

Abstract

Introduction

We evaluated the knowledge of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including their dosage, side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions among the patients in an outpatient rheumatology clinic.

Methods

Patients in a rheumatology clinic completed a short survey assessing their knowledge of over-the-counter NSAIDs.

Results

The survey was provided to 400 participants and 275 (68.5%) were using over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs. The majority of the participants identified their commonly used NSAID. Almost a third were unaware of the contraindication of NSAIDs such as peptic ulcer disease, chronic kidney disease, and hypertension. Nearly 53.9% participants denied having any discussion of OTC medications with their providers. Two-thirds of the respondents reported seeing only the medication packaging for the dose determination (67.8%).

Conclusions

The gap in patient knowledge of the potential side effects and the lack of discussion of OTC medications by the providers may be predisposing the patients to preventable side effects from NSAIDs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Illinois at Urbana, Department of Internal Medicine, Urbana, IL.Carle Foundation Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Urbana, IL.University of Illinois at Urbana, Department of Internal Medicine, Urbana, IL.University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Surgery, Oklahoma City, OK.Carle Foundation Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Urbana, IL.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31803355

Citation

Arain, Abeer, et al. "Patient's Knowledge and Use of Oral Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in a Rheumatology Clinic." Kansas Journal of Medicine, vol. 12, no. 4, 2019, pp. 132-135.
Arain A, Rasheed M, Sallam N, et al. Patient's Knowledge and Use of Oral Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in a Rheumatology Clinic. Kans J Med. 2019;12(4):132-135.
Arain, A., Rasheed, M., Sallam, N., Sarwar, Z., & Khan, M. (2019). Patient's Knowledge and Use of Oral Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in a Rheumatology Clinic. Kansas Journal of Medicine, 12(4), pp. 132-135.
Arain A, et al. Patient's Knowledge and Use of Oral Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in a Rheumatology Clinic. Kans J Med. 2019;12(4):132-135. PubMed PMID: 31803355.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Patient's Knowledge and Use of Oral Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in a Rheumatology Clinic. AU - Arain,Abeer, AU - Rasheed,Mehmoodur, AU - Sallam,Nader, AU - Sarwar,Zoona, AU - Khan,Mehwish, Y1 - 2019/11/25/ PY - 2019/04/10/received PY - 2019/06/18/accepted PY - 2019/12/6/entrez PY - 2019/12/6/pubmed PY - 2019/12/6/medline KW - NSAIDs KW - adverse effects KW - patient care KW - patient education SP - 132 EP - 135 JF - Kansas journal of medicine JO - Kans J Med VL - 12 IS - 4 N2 - Introduction: We evaluated the knowledge of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including their dosage, side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions among the patients in an outpatient rheumatology clinic. Methods: Patients in a rheumatology clinic completed a short survey assessing their knowledge of over-the-counter NSAIDs. Results: The survey was provided to 400 participants and 275 (68.5%) were using over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs. The majority of the participants identified their commonly used NSAID. Almost a third were unaware of the contraindication of NSAIDs such as peptic ulcer disease, chronic kidney disease, and hypertension. Nearly 53.9% participants denied having any discussion of OTC medications with their providers. Two-thirds of the respondents reported seeing only the medication packaging for the dose determination (67.8%). Conclusions: The gap in patient knowledge of the potential side effects and the lack of discussion of OTC medications by the providers may be predisposing the patients to preventable side effects from NSAIDs. SN - 1948-2035 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31803355/Patient's_Knowledge_and_Use_of_Oral_Non-Steroidal_Anti-Inflammatory_Drugs_in_a_Rheumatology_Clinic L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/31803355/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -