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The effects of presenting side effects in medicines information on anxiety, perceived susceptibility and perceived severity: grouping side effects by instructions compared with grouping by frequency

  • At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: GUDDE-KUIPER, Plonja (Health Base, Houten, Netherlands)
  • Co-author(s): Brabers, A.E.M. (NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, Netherlands)
    Reitsma-van Rooijen, M. (NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, Netherlands)
    Zijlstra, C. (Health Base, Houten, Netherlands)
    Jong, J.D. (NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Abstract:

    BackgroundTo categorize side effects in written medicines information, they are usually grouped by frequency. However, many patients have problems understanding frequencies and applying statistics to their own situation. This can have a negative effect on risk perception and decisions whether or not to use medication.AimTo investigate effects on

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Last update 4 October 2019

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