Alaa H Falemban

Department of Pharmacy, King Abdullah Medical complex, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Patients Perspectives on Polypharmacy: A Survey-Based Cross-Sectional Study
    Author(s): Aisha A Kassem, Yosra Z Alhindi*, Alaa H Falemban, Asim M Alshanberi, Nahla A Ayoub and Safaa M Alsanosi

    Introduction: Management of chronic illnesses commonly includes a long-term pharmacological approach. Saudi Arabia has a great percentage of patients associated with multiple chronic diseases who need close attention and specialized care for their medications. Although this is a well-recognized problem, few studies have investigated medical prescription in connection to polypharmacy in Saudi Arabia. This study aims to elucidate patients’ perspectives on polypharmacy in primary healthcare (PHC) centers in the Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia. Method: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted among patients attending PHC centers in the Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia (1 June to 31 November 2021). Patients aged 18 years and above who were taking prescribed or non-prescribed medications were included. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the participants' characte.. Read More»

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