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Simavastatin for Self Medication in the UK

by S. Mann

 Mann S. Simvastatin for Self Medication in the UK. SelfCare 2010;1(1):29-43

Simvastatin 10mg (Zocor Heart Pro®) became available for purchase under the supervision of a pharmacist (i.e. as a ‘P’ medicine) in the UK in 2004 and remains the only statin available for self medication worldwide...

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Self Care of Minor Ailments: A Survey of Consumer and Healthcare Professional Beliefs and Behaviour

by I. Banks

Banks I. Self Care of Minor Ailments: A Survey of Consumer and Healthcare Professional Beliefs and Behaviour. SelfCare 2010;1(1):1-13

Most minor health problems can be managed by people with medicines that they purchase. However minor ailments remain the subject of many NHS consultations with doctors and generate substantial numbers of prescriptions...

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Tamsulosin as a 'P' medicine for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

by S. Mann

Mann S. Tamsulosin as a 'P' medicine for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. SelfCare 2010;1(1):44-49

The reclassification of tamsulosin hydrochloride 0.4mg (Flomax Relief®) in the UK from prescription only medicine (POM) status to ‘P’ medicine (for sale under the supervision of a pharmacist) was announced in November 2009...

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From Patient to Resource: The Role of Self-Care in Patient-Centered Care of Minor Ailments

by Willemsen KR, Harrington G

Willemsen KR, Harrington G. From Patient to Resource: The Role of Self-Care in Patient-Centered Care of Minor Ailments. SelfCare 2012;3(3):43-55

Patient-centered care begins with self-care, which is a resource estimated to save healthcare systems in the UK and the US billions of dollars. This study estimates the effect that self-care could have on Canadian healthcare utilization and investigates the attitudes that influence this practice.

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Self Care of Head Louse Infestation

by Ian F Burgess

Burgess I.F. Self Care of Head Louse Infestation. SelfCare 2010;1(1):14-28

Treatment of head louse infestation is primarily a family affair. However, until products became available for self medication it was fraught with difficulty...

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Self Care of Acute Diarrhoea in Non-Travelling Adults

by J. Kennedy

Kennedy J. Self Care of Acute Diarrhoea in Non-Travelling Adults. SelfCare 2010;1(1):50-53 (Free text)

In each issue Dr. James Kennedy considers a common medical problem and summarises the pragmatic evidence-based advice that can be offered to people wanting to look after themselves.

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An exploratory study of UK community pharmacist’s perceptions of the skin conditions they encounter: prevalence, reasons for referral and over-the-counter dermatological wish list

by Rod Tucker

Tucker R. An exploratory study of UK community pharmacist’s perceptions of the skin conditions they encounter: prevalence, reasons for referral and over-the-counter dermatological wish list. SelfCare 2013;4(1):3-17

This exploratory study suggests that community pharmacists routinely encounter only a small number of different conditions and would be happy to increase their dermatological armamentarium.

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Worried Well

Worried Well. SelfCare April 2010  (Free text)

SelfCare collects ‘clippings’ from the media highlighting topical medical issues for consumers. For obvious reason we call this section ‘Worried Well’. If you come across similar examples from your part of the world we would love to hear from you. Send contributions to editor@selfcarejournal.com

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Improving the Quality of Consumer Research: Reporting of Survey Research (Review)

by Eric P. Brass

Brass E.P. Improving the Quality of Consumer Research: Reporting of Survey Research. SelfCare 2010;1(2):54-59 (Free text)

Survey research may provide important insights into consumer behaviors, knowledge and attitudes. This information in turn can inform current decision making and support new hypotheses worthy of testing.....

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