Medical Prescription Adherence

  • Muhammad Rafique National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad Pakistan
  • Humaira Arshad *Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Humaira Tabassum *Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Najm Us Saqib Khan DGMS Pak Navy Pakistan
  • Khadija Qamar Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Gynecological patients, Health care, Medicine adherence, Pakistan, Urban and rural


Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the level of Medical prescription adherence among gynecological patients of Pakistan.
Study Design: Cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in Punjab province and data were collected from June 2015 to April 2016.
Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in main cities of Punjab province of Pakistan; Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Sheikhupura. The survey data was collected from different location of cities. Patients visiting the gynecological and going to chemists for getting the prescribed medicine were selected through probability based random sampling for this study. The questionnaire consisted on the extent to which they adhere to time, dose, frequency and procedure prescribed from their doctors. The questions were asked in native language (Urdu). The data analysis was performed by using SPSS software (Ver.21).
Results: Results of this study, based on sample from four big cities of Punjab province of  Pakistan, showed that the level of medical prescription was associated with the age, qualification and background of the patients. Adherence level of patients reporting with rural background was observed higher than the adherence level of patients from urban areas.
Conclusion: Over all the patient require counseling regarding adherence to medical   rescription irrespective of the nature of the disease.


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Rafique, M., Arshad, H., Tabassum, H., Saqib Khan, N. U., & Qamar, K. (2017). MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION ADHERENCE AMONG PATIENT VISITING GYNECOLOGY DEPARTMENT. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 67(4), 615-20. Retrieved from
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