Health literacy and illness cognitions in community pharmacy patients taking oral anti-coagulants

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HALTON, Candida (University of Westminster, Psychology)
  • Co-author(s): Candida C Halton: Psychology, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    Tina Cartwright: Psychology, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    Suzanne McCarthy: School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
    Suzanne McCarthy: Superintendent Pharmacist, Pharmacy First Plus, Cork, Ireland
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Stroke prevention is a healthcare priority in the Republic of Ireland, where four in ten adults do not have literacy levels sufficient to manage their own health. Pharmacies are the most accessible healthcare provider and some are developing anti-coagulant services to support patients. 

    Methods

    A convenience sample of patients (n=100) from

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