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Public's knowledge, attitude and perception towards conventional and novel ocular treatment in Malaysia

Abdullah, Siti Nabilah and Mohmad Sabere, Awis Sukarni (2019) Public's knowledge, attitude and perception towards conventional and novel ocular treatment in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019), 19-20th October 2019, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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One of the major concerns in any pharmacological treatment is the patients’ adherence to medication. However, different types of ocular dosage form might result in different response and compliance from the patients. This study investigated and compared public willingness on different types of dosage form available for ocular treatment. The study also evaluated their willingness on new approach for the treatment based on their knowledge, attitude and perception (KAP). This study was conducted between October and December 2017 through a set of questionnaire applied to 90 respondents between the age of 18 to 60 years old who lived in Muar and Kuantan, Malaysia. The results were analysed using SPSS software version 22.0 including inferential and descriptive statistics. There was no significance difference in knowledge level between all age groups towards different types of dosage form available; eye drops (p=0.09), eye ointment (p=0.252), medicated contact lens (p=0.05), ocular mini-tablets (p=0.06) and ocular inserts (p=0.075). There is variation of result among publics towards different types of dosage form with their willingness to try conventional and novel approach. Eye drops show the highest willingness followed by eye ointment (less willingness). However, most of them show no willingness toward medicated contact lens, ocular mini-tablets and ocular insert. This research will be able to help future research on developing new formulation and dosage form, based on patient willingness level in attempt to increase patient compliance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 7758/75713
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Dr Awis Sukarni Mohmad Sabere
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 16:37
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 16:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75713

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