The provision of self-medication consultations in community pharmacies in an Eastern Indonesian setting

Cecilia Brata

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    Self-medication is prevalent in developing countries and community pharmacies are important sources of medicines for self-medicating patients. In Indonesia, more than 90% of the population in 2013 self-medicated and community pharmacies were the preferred place from which to obtain medicines. Therefore, community pharmacists hold a strategic position for facilitating safe and effective use of medicines for patients who self-medicate.
    To date, published studies on Indonesian community pharmacies are limited and have been conducted only in more developed western Indonesia. No studies have been undertaken in eastern Indonesia, which is less developed than and culturally different from the western region. Since there are evident disparities in health care resources and outcomes between western and eastern Indonesia, there could also be differences in self-medication consultations and the factors influencing this service across regions. Therefore, there is a need for research on self-medication service in eastern Indonesia.
    This thesis investigates the provision of self-medication consultations in community pharmacies in an eastern Indonesian setting and the factors that influence the quality of this service
    employing a sequential explanatory mixed methods approach.
    This thesis has three main objectives:
    1. To review the literature on the provision of self-medication consultations in community pharmacies in developing countries.
    2. To describe the provision of self-medication consultations in community pharmacies in an eastern Indonesian setting.
    3. To identify factors that influence self-medication consultation provision in community pharmacies in an eastern Indonesian setting.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Publication statusUnpublished - Apr 2015

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