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dc.contributor.authorSenter, Ellene Caitlin Bagby
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:29:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:29:39Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.othersenter_ellene_c_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/senter_ellene_c_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26481
dc.description.abstractRecently, over-the-counter cough and cold medication usage in children has received increased attention by the medical community, parents/caregivers and the Food and Drug Administration. Concerns regarding the efficacy and safety of these medications in the pediatric population are increasing. Prior studies indicate that further caregiver education regarding the use of OTC cough and cold medications in children is needed to further reduce serious adverse events. This pilot study seeks to identify caregiver perceptions of current manufacturer's labels and comprehension of the Directions section. Results indicate that parents are dissatisfied with the current dosing and administration instructions of children's OTC cough and cold products. Specifically caregivers desire educational handouts from their medical team and prefer that the FDA require weight-based dosing, in addition to age, classifications on manufacturer's labels.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPediatric
dc.subjectOTC
dc.subjectNonprescription Drugs
dc.subjectCough
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectParent
dc.subjectCaregiver
dc.subjectFDA
dc.subjectMedication
dc.subject21 CFR 341
dc.subjectSafety
dc.subjectComprehension
dc.subjectLiteracy
dc.titleCaregivers’ perceptions and comprehension of dosage administration directions for over-the-counter cough and cold medications in children 2 to 12 years of age
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentBioPharma Regulatory Affairs
dc.description.majorPharmacy
dc.description.advisorPaul Brooks
dc.description.committeePaul Brooks
dc.description.committeeRoseann Termini
dc.description.committeeDavid Mullis


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