Patients' intention to consume prescribed and non-prescribed medicines: A study based on the theory of planned behaviour in selected European countries

Kamekis A., Bertsias A., Moschandreas J., Petelos E., Papadakaki M., Tsiantou V., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS, vol.43, no.1, pp.26-35, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


What is known and objectivePolypharmacy has a significant impact on patients' health with overall expenditure on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines representing a substantial burden in terms of cost of treatment. The aim of this study, which was conducted within the framework of a European Project funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme and was entitled OTC-SOCIOMED, was to report on possible determinants of patient behaviour regarding the consumption of medicines, and particularly OTCs, in the context of primary care.