Skip to main content

Table 3 Mean score (out of 10) per medication for completeness, readability and knowledge by type of dosage form

From: Patients’ ability to read and understand dosing instructions of their own medicines – a cross sectional study in a hospital and community pharmacy setting

  Mean Score out of 10
Completeness Readability Comprehension
HPS CPS HPS CPS HPS CPS
Dosage form
 Normal release tablet or capsule 6.5 7.3 8.2 7.6 7.4 7.9
 Modified release tablet 6.6 7.4 7.6 8.0 7.5 8.1
 Subcutaneous injection 3.4 4.9 10.0 8.5 7.1 6.8
 Dry powder inhaler capsules 3.7 4.4 8.9 7.5 7.4 6.2
 Sublingual tablets 1.9 4.4 10.0 6.2 5.2 5.0
 Syrup or suspension 5.4 8.2 6.9
 Powders for reconstitution 5.2 7.5 5.4
 Others (Lozenges) 4.6 4.6 5.4