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Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 354–359 | Cite as

Questions about drugs: How do pregnant women solve them?

  • Anke M. van Trigt
  • Corrien M. Waardenburg
  • Flora M. Haaijer-Ruskamp
  • Lolkje T. W. de Jong-van den Berg
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Abstract

In this study the need for information about drugs among pregnant women and the use of available sources was explored. The women participating in this study were well aware of the risks of the use of drugs. Health professionals were considered to be important sources of information and they should therefore use up-to-date information concerning this topic. Health professionals should also bear in mind in their counseling activities that the beliefs of pregnant women on the safety and need of drugs might lead to reasoned non-compliance.

Keywords

Attitude Cooperative behavior Drug labelling Drug utilization Information sources Patient education Pregnancy 

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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anke M. van Trigt
    • 1
  • Corrien M. Waardenburg
    • 1
  • Flora M. Haaijer-Ruskamp
    • 2
  • Lolkje T. W. de Jong-van den Berg
    • 1
  1. 1.Groningen Institute for Drug Studies (GIDS), University Centre for Pharmacy, Section Social Pharmacy and PharmacoepidemiologyUniversity of GroningenAW Groningenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.WHO Collaborating Center for Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Policy ScienceUniversity of GroningenGroningenthe Netherlands

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