DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET FOR HEART ATTACK PATIENTS

  • J. Kavi Priya Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004 India
  • M. Selva Balambigai Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004 India
  • N. Sariga Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004 India
  • M. Sathya Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004 India
  • G. Andhuvan Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004 India

Abstract

Objective: To prepare a validated heart attack patient information leaflet and to educate and promote the patient knowledge regarding the disease, lifestyle modification, and medication.

Methods: The patient information leaflet was prepared by referring to the various literature. The content of the leaflet was validated by ensuring the quality information for patient’s method. Baker able leaflet design has been applied to develop the layout and design of the PILS and readability by Flesch readability score.

Results: The mean validity score by EQIP method achieved for the leaflet was 84.9%. Flesch readability score is 72.4. Scoring for the leaflet’s layout and design criteria based on baker able leaflet design method was 24. The overall knowledge assessment means score was statistically significant with *P value 0.000.

Conclusion: The validated heart attack PILs found to be effective in patients self management.

Keywords: Heart attack, Patient information leaflet, Knowledge assessment

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Priya, J. K., M. S. Balambigai, N. Sariga, M. Sathya, and G. Andhuvan. “DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET FOR HEART ATTACK PATIENTS”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 8, no. 8, June 2016, pp. 381-3, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/11613.
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