Journal article

Readability of prescription labels and medication recall in a population of tertiary referral glaucoma patients

Fleur O'Hare, V Swetha E Jeganathan, Catherine G Rokahr, Sophie L Rogers, Jonathan G Crowston

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2009

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate readability of eye drop labels and accurate recall of prescription instructions in a glaucoma population. METHODS: A hospital-based, cross-sectional study. A trained, interviewer examined patient ability to read standard and larger font medication labels. A questionnaire was administered to ascertain accurate recall of prescribed eye drops. Clinical information was obtained through independent chart review. Glaucoma severity was classified according to a glaucoma staging system. The setting for the study was the glaucoma outpatient clinic, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Melbourne, Australia), a major tertiary referral centre. A total of 200 glaucoma patients (96.2..

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