SelfCare Focus: a selection of newly published papers on self-care from the worldwide literature. 1. How do parents influence their adolescents’ use of over-the-counter analgesics: A review of the current literature

In this section, we will provide a brief summary and a link to the published abstract of newly published papers selected from the worldwide literature as being of particular interest to the SelfCare community.

How do parents influence their adolescents’ use of over-the-counter analgesics: A review of the current literature.

By: Skarstein S, Lagerlov P, Helseth S, Leegaard M.

Journal of Clinical Nursing 2019; 28: 1451-1464.

Summary: Continuous use of OTC analgesics (OTCAs) may prevent adolescents from learning healthier options and might lead to lifelong use of such medicines. It is possible that parents’ own use of OTCAs might influence adolescents. The authors found that parental influence on adolescent use of OTCAs is significant. Parents are the most important source of information regarding the use of OTCAs and further, they are the main supplier of the medicine.

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