Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 3, P504-511 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0109 View full text
Sarah Lo, Iman Sharif, Philip O. Ozuah

Abstract: We surveyed English-speaking parents attending an inner-city health center. Subjects read the label on a bottle of liquid medicine and 1) demonstrated how much medicine they should give, 2) stated how many times a day they should give the medicine, and 3) stated when they should give the next dose. We calculated adjusted odds ratios to test for the likelihood of incorrect medication dosing for subjects with and without demographic risk factors. Three hundred twenty six subjects participated. Overall, 252 (77%)…

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