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Medway School of Pharmacy Research – Patients for research required

A PhD student, Anna Allford, is conducting research into patients’ experiences of adverse drug reactions. If you would be interesting in taking part then please contact Anna directly at: .

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Medway School of Pharmacy Research – Survey ( Please participate)
The study is aimed at finding out how people who have to take medicines long-term cope with them on a day-to-day basis and how these medicines affect their lives. Many patients are excepted to take medicines long term, balancing the risk of potential adverse effects against the perceived benefits, plus coping generally with the difficulties of managing these on a day-to-day basis. Adverse effect are only one aspect of medicine use which cause difficulties or place a burden on patients. The burden of medicines use has not be quantified but patients' experiences of using medicines, vary considerably, and many have negative views towards medicines and have difficulties using them.

The main aim of this study is to quantity the burden of medicines use in a sample of the general public recruited by different methods, using a questionnaire suitable for this purpose. There is a lot of concern at the moment about the problems which people face in using medicines long-term and their study will help to assess the extent to which different people have different problems. The findings will support the Medicines Optimisation agenda developed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

The study uses a specially designed questionnaire called the Living with Medicines Questionnaire©.

The inclusion criteria for the study are 18 years and over, living in the UK who use regular prescription medicines.

If you would like more information around the study you can contact the project supervisor Professor Janet Krska either by telephone (01634202950)
or email (

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