Development of a data collecting tool to explore the consuming patterns of Chinese and Western medicines in Hong Kong.

May S.M. Fok*, Kitty Chan, Sonny H.M. Tse, Tony M.F. Chan

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Chinese and Western medicines are both consumed by citizens in Hong Kong. Safe medication practice, however, whether or not it is conducted by Hong Kong citizens, remains unknown. A data collecting tool was developed to explore the consuming patterns of medicines adopted by Hong Kong citizens. It is hoped that by using this tool, baseline information about the ways in which Hong Kong citizens consume their medicines can be explored. It is also hoped that the information will contribute to the educational planning of community-based safe medication practice. The objectives of this paper were thus to report the development of this data collecting tool and to discuss the use of the tool for the promotion of community-based safe medication practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-151
Number of pages9
JournalContemporary Nurse
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nursing(all)

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