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Pictographic instructions for medications: Do other cultures interpret them accurately?

  • In: Medicines information for illiterate patients in emergency situations (Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section) on Wednesday, 8 September 2004, 9:00-15:00
  • At: New Orleans (USA) (2004)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: VAILLANCOURT, Régis (Canadian Armed Forces, Pharmacy Policy and Standards, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Co-author(s): Kassam (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Abstract:

    BACKGROUND: Dispensing medication is a major service provided by Canadian Forces humanitarian relief missions around the world--often in developing countries. This study tested a set of sixteen pre-developed pictograms to determine whether they accurately communicated the written directions found on medication labels to ethnic respondents who


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