Volume 39, Issue 4 (2-2016)                   Research in Medicine 2016, 39(4): 201-207 | Back to browse issues page

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School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , joharchi-kh@sbmu.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: An important part of treating patients is drug prescription and the effects of drugs are mostly related to the type of their usage. Thus, paying attention to the opinions and the expectations of patients about prescriptions prescribed by physicians is very important.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, the data were collected from 196 patients older than 18 years old in health centers of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 1393 by using a questionnaire, including 17 questions with 5 options (very low, low, medium, high and very high), provided information around the opinions and expectations of patients about prescriptions.

Results: People were in the range of 19-81 years old. The age average was 36.71±12.91, which included 74.7% female and 25.3% male. About the drug form, the preference was tablet (42.6%). In the case of drug manufacturer, 51.6% of participants cited the upper mean (high and very high) importance. 84.2% of participants reported that higher than average they follow the physician’s order in using drugs. According to the proper number of prescribed drugs, 54.6% of applicants preferred physician's opinion and 34.7% preferred two drugs or less.

Conclusion: According to the patient’s point of view in this study, we recommend that once in a while the drug manufacturer ask the patients opinion with the same questionnaire and apply them in their future products. Also, according to the desired form of drug (tablet), the importance of drug manufacturer and the proper number of prescribed drugs in patient’s opinion along with medical standards the physicians will be able to prescribe suitably and rationally. Thus, the advantage of collaboration between patients and clinicians will be the rational use of drugs.

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Type of Study: Original |
Received: 2015/06/17 | Accepted: 2016/03/2 | Published: 2016/03/14