Sruthi Sreenivasan

Aditya College of Pharmacy, Surampalem, Andhra Pradesh, India


  • Research Article   
    Medication Adherence of Antibiotics Used in Vulnerable Population at Selected Tertiary Care Hospital in Andhra Pradesh
    Author(s): Amit Kumar*, S K Panda, Divya S Nair, Padala Srilakshmi and Sruthi Sreenivasan

    Aim: To determine the medication adherence towards antibiotics in vulnerable populations at selected tertiary care hospital in Andhra Pradesh. Materials and methods: This prospective study was carried out at selected tertiary care hospital. A total of 551 vulnerable inpatients were studied for medication adherence for antibiotics prescribed. The vulnerable inpatients included in the study are pediatrics, pregnant women, geriatrics and other vulnerable patients. Socio-economic status of the patients was measured using Modified Kuppuswamy socio-economic status scale 2020 and based on this scale the patients were found to be of lower middle, upper lower and lower class. In this study the medication adherence was assessed using Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8). Hartwig scale was used to measure the ADRs. So.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4303/jdar/236182

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