Investigation on the status of medication usage and adherence in visually impaired and suggestions for improvement

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: LEE, Bo Hee (College of Pharmacy, Dankook University, Clinical Pharmacy, Cheonan, Korea, Republic Of)
  • Co-author(s): Bo Hee Lee: Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea, Republic Of
    Yun Jeong Lee: Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea, Republic Of
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Majority (89.4%) of visual impairments are acquired, due to accidents or medical conditions, while congenital visual impairments only account for 4.8%. In Korea, visually impaired people account for 10% of the total disabled population. In spite this, there has been few studies evaluating the status of medication usage and drug adherence ..

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