Spelling of medicine names in young people’s blogs about juvenile arthritis

Gray, Nicola J., McDonagh, Janet E., Harvey, Kevin, Prescott, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-8612-2495, Roberts, Rachel, Shaw, Karen L., Smith, F.J., Stephenson, Rachel, Terry, David and Fleck, Kate (2014) Spelling of medicine names in young people’s blogs about juvenile arthritis. In: Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference : Pharmacy, Medicines and Public Health, 3‐4 April 2014, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A significant number of adults in the UK struggle to cope with context-specific demands on their literacy: medicines pose specific challenges. People with long-term conditions may have been taking medicines since childhood: it is important through adolescence to building dependence, leading to a transfer of responsibility from the parent/carer to the young person. Building knowledge of basic information about medicines is part of that empowerment process. The objective of this abstract, as part of a wider study of the links between identity, arthritis and medicines for young people, is to explore young people’s proficiency in spelling the names of medicines used to treat juvenile arthritis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: Abstracts from this conference published in special issue of International Journal of Pharmacy Practice Vol.22,Supplement 1, 2014,Copyright © 1999-2019 John Wiley & Sons
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 08:28
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 09:03
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2500

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