Estoque doméstico e uso de medicamentos em uma população cadastrada na estratégia saúde da família no Brasil

Estoque doméstico e uso de medicamentos em uma população cadastrada na estratégia saúde da família no Brasil

Alternative title Household storage and use of medications in a population served by the family health strategy in Brazil
Author Mastroianni, PatrÍcia de Carvalho Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lucchetta, Rosa Camila Google Scholar
Sarra, Josiane dos Reis Google Scholar
Galduróz, José Carlos Fernandez Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective. To identify families served by the family health strategy (FHS) storing medicines at home, to evaluate storage conditions, and to investigate medicine use practices.Methods. The study was conducted in a municipality in the state of Sao Paulo with two FHS units serving 1 867 households. The sample was selected by means of stratified random sampling. Data collection was conducted through semistructured interviews from July to October 2008.Results. One resident was interviewed in each of the 280 households visited. Medicines were found in 255 households (91.1%). Of 326 storage locations, 217 (75.8%) were inadequate (easily accessible to children or exposed to moisture, light). Of the 2 578 medicines identified, 2 059 medicines (79.9%) in 236 (84.3%) households had safety or identification problems. Of the 280 respondents, 179 (63.9%) used medications. Of these, 24 were self-medicating, only one with an over-the-counter drug. Only 44 users had the prescription for their medication, and 21 did not follow the prescription in terms of dosage or had interrupted the treatment.Conclusions. Non-adherence to recommended treatment can lead to negative outcomes, such as inefficiency (using dosages lower than prescribed), poisoning (using dosages higher than prescribed), and other adverse reactions.
Keywords Pharmaceutical services
Family Health Program
drug utilization
drug storage
self medication
Language Portuguese
Date 2011-05-01
Published in Revista Panamericana De Salud Publica-pan American Journal Of Public Health. Washington: Pan Amer Health Organization, v. 29, n. 5, p. 358-364, 2011.
ISSN 1020-4989 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Pan Amer Health Organization
Extent 358-364
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000291889800009
SciELO ID S1020-49892011000500009 (statistics in SciELO)

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