Reporting Consumer Research
by Eric P. Brass
Brass E.P. Improving the Quality of Consumer Research: Reporting of Survey Research. SelfCare 2010;1(2):54-59 (Free text)
Survey research may provide important insights into consumer behaviors, knowledge and attitudes. This information in turn can inform current decision making and support new hypotheses worthy of testing…..
by M Howard, S Criss, A Dimiceli, E Finn, L Schuh, H Schneider
Howard M.D. User perception of Dextromethorphan. SelfCare 2010;1(2):60-69
Dextromethorphan is the most commonly used ingredient in U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) cough preparations. The present study examined dosing patterns and patients’ perception of effectiveness from an unbranded dextromethorphan product in the OTC setting…..
by S Mann
Mann S. Systemic antibiotics for self medication: The end of the line? SelfCare 2010;1(2):70-76
The recent withdrawal in the United Kingdom (UK) of applications to reclassify two separate systemic antibiotics for uncomplicated cystitis in women as ‘P’ medicines (pharmacy only sale), marks the probable end of a 15 year discussion…
by J Kennedy
Kennedy J. Self Care of Heartburn. SelfCare 2010;1(2):77-82
In each issue UK General Practitioner Dr. James Kennedy considers a common medical problem and summarises the pragmatic evidence-based advice that can be offered to people wanting to look after themselves.
Worried Well. SelfCare July 2010
SelfCare collects ‘clippings’ from the media highlighting topical health issues for consumers. For obvious reason we call this section ‘Worried Well’. If you come across similar examples from your part of the world we would love to hear from you. Send contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org