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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2017

01-03-2017 | Original Paper

Awareness and Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among Pharmacists: A Cross-Sectional Study in Palestinian Pharmacy Practice

Auteurs: Ramzi Shawahna, Basel Fahed, Dana Qadri, Lamees Sharawi, Mai Soroghli, Maen Dweik

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2017

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Abstract

Pharmacists are trusted and easily accessible healthcare providers. We assessed awareness and knowledge of symptoms, etiology, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among pharmacists practicing in Palestine. The pharmacists reported low familiarity with ASDs. The median score on the 12-item knowledge section was 50.0% with an interquartile range of 16.7%. Having course(s) or lecture(s) on ASDs during pharmacy degree program was significantly associated with familiarity (p value <0.001), knowledge (p value <0.001), and confidence (p value <0.05) scores. Nearly 62% of the pharmacists reported as not feeling confident enough in their ability to counsel parents about medications used for their children with ASDs and their side effects. This study revealed gaps in awareness and knowledge of ASDs among pharmacists.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Awareness and Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among Pharmacists: A Cross-Sectional Study in Palestinian Pharmacy Practice
Auteurs
Ramzi Shawahna
Basel Fahed
Dana Qadri
Lamees Sharawi
Mai Soroghli
Maen Dweik
Publicatiedatum
01-03-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2017
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3085-5