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The effect of written information on adherence to antibiotic treatment in acute sore throat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15961289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A randomised clinical trial was conducted to establish whether written instructions, in addition to verbal ones, significantly improve adherence to antibiotic treatment for acute sore throat in comparison with verbal instructions only. Patients were selected by consecutive sampling at seven primary healthcare surgeries. The pill count average was 87.4+/-25.2% and it was higher in the intervention group (93.7+/-24.5%) than in the control group (81.1+/-24.5%) (P < 0.05). Absolute risk reduction was 14% (95% confidence interval (CI), -3.77 to 26.56); relative risk reduction was 24.9% (95% CI, -11.04 to 58.28); the number needed to treat was 8.77. Written instructions, in addition to verbal ones, significantly improve compliance with antibiotic treatment in tonsillitis of acute sore throat in comparison with verbal instructions only.
J Segador; V F Gil-Guillen; D Orozco; F Quirce; M C Carratalá; A Fernández-Parker; J Merino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of antimicrobial agents     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0924-8579     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-28     Completed Date:  2005-09-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111860     Medline TA:  Int J Antimicrob Agents     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ibiza Primary Care Centre, Baleares, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Patient Compliance*
Patient Education as Topic / methods*
Pharyngitis / drug therapy*
Tonsillitis / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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