Preliminary study to evaluate the benefits of over-the-counter medication (OTCM) using a nurse directed OTCM dispensing system in an automotive plant

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161672
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Presentation
Title:
Preliminary study to evaluate the benefits of over-the-counter medication (OTCM) using a nurse directed OTCM dispensing system in an automotive plant
Abstract:
Preliminary study to evaluate the benefits of over-the-counter medication (OTCM) using a nurse directed OTCM dispensing system in an automotive plant
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Abdoo, Yvonne
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Contact Address:School of Nursing 400 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Contact Telephone:734.936.3681
No assessment of the effects of availability of over-the-counter medicines (OTCMs) on workers' ability to remain at work, or on health care utilization has been reported. This is a particularly important issue in this era of cost containment and emphasis on worker productivity. The primary purpose of this funded preliminary study was to assess workers' usage of OTCMs and determine their perceptions of effects on health care utilization, impact on reducing lost work time, and of other benefits of such use for both the employee and company. A convenience sample of 257 autoworkers participated in oral structured interviews from a subject pool randomly drawn from 10,000 hourly autoworkers. Individual worker demographic data, usage frequency and knowledge regarding the medications obtained, worker attitude regarding the OTCM dispensing system, and perceptions of benefits were collected. Fifty-six percent indicated they took OTCMs as the first intervention when at home , while 88% had obtained OTCMs during work hours from the plant medical clinic in the past year. Preliminary findings document the benefits of having an OTCM dispensing system in a plant from workers' perspectives, and provides helpful information to occupational health nurses regarding workers' health care patterns and educational needs regarding OTCMs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreliminary study to evaluate the benefits of over-the-counter medication (OTCM) using a nurse directed OTCM dispensing system in an automotive planten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161672-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Preliminary study to evaluate the benefits of over-the-counter medication (OTCM) using a nurse directed OTCM dispensing system in an automotive plant</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Abdoo, Yvonne</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing 400 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734.936.3681</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">abdoo@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">No assessment of the effects of availability of over-the-counter medicines (OTCMs) on workers' ability to remain at work, or on health care utilization has been reported. This is a particularly important issue in this era of cost containment and emphasis on worker productivity. The primary purpose of this funded preliminary study was to assess workers' usage of OTCMs and determine their perceptions of effects on health care utilization, impact on reducing lost work time, and of other benefits of such use for both the employee and company. A convenience sample of 257 autoworkers participated in oral structured interviews from a subject pool randomly drawn from 10,000 hourly autoworkers. Individual worker demographic data, usage frequency and knowledge regarding the medications obtained, worker attitude regarding the OTCM dispensing system, and perceptions of benefits were collected. Fifty-six percent indicated they took OTCMs as the first intervention when at home , while 88% had obtained OTCMs during work hours from the plant medical clinic in the past year. Preliminary findings document the benefits of having an OTCM dispensing system in a plant from workers' perspectives, and provides helpful information to occupational health nurses regarding workers' health care patterns and educational needs regarding OTCMs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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