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dc.creatorOdalović, Marina
dc.creatorMilanković, Silje
dc.creatorHolst, Lone
dc.creatorNordeng, Hedvig
dc.creatorHeitmann, Kristine
dc.creatorTasić, Ljiljana
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-02T11:54:42Z
dc.date.available2019-09-02T11:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0266-6138
dc.identifier.urihttp://farfar.pharmacy.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/2694
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To describe, compare and evaluate whether pharmacists in two European countries, Serbia and Norway, give appropriate counselling for common ailments in pregnancy. Design: A cross sectional, web-based study. Participants and Settings: A study was conducted among Serbian and Norwegian pharmacists during two four-month study periods in 2012 respectively 2014. Participants were recruited through postal and electronic invitation facilitated by several pharmacy chains. Participation in the study was anonymous and voluntary. Measurement instrument: Pharmacists were presented with the questionnaire that included five scenarios (back pain, heavy legs, nausea, cold and constipation in pregnancy) and were asked to give their advice about use of medicines, supplements (e.g. herbal products, vitamins, minerals), non-pharmacological treatment and referral to physician in each condition. Findings: In total, 276 pharmacists, 119 in Serbia and 157 in Norway, accepted to participate in the study. Recommendation about medicines use ranged from 32% (heavy legs) to 71% (back pain) in Serbia and from 3% (heavy legs) to 92% (constipation) in Norway. Several pharmacists' recommendations on medicines and supplements use were inappropriate. Recommendation about non-pharmacological treatments ranged from 11% (nausea) to 50% (heavy legs) in Serbia and from 12% (constipation) to 63% (cold) in Norway. Approximately 12% of the Norwegian and Serbian pharmacists offered referral to a physician as only advice for nausea in pregnancy, indicating a lack of confidence in or knowledge about this common ailment in pregnancy. Key conclusions and implications for practice: Large differences in counselling of pregnant women by pharmacists in Serbia and Norway were observed. Enhancement of pharmacists' knowledge about treatment of common ailments in pregnancy is needed and will enhance pharmacists' role in improving maternal health.en
dc.publisherElsevier Sci Ltd, Oxford
dc.relationFoundation for Promotion of Norwegian Pharmacies
dc.relationNorwegian Pharmaceutical Society
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dc.sourceMidwifery
dc.titlePharmacists counselling of pregnant women: Web-based, comparative study between Serbia and Norwayen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractНорденг, Хедвиг; Миланковић, Сиље; Тасић, Љиљана; Холст, Лоне; Одаловић, Марина; Хеитманн, Кристине;
dc.citation.volume40
dc.citation.spage79
dc.citation.epage86
dc.citation.other40: 79-86
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.identifier.wos000382308900012
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.003
dc.identifier.pmid27428102
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84975736378
dc.identifier.rcubconv_3653
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