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Qualitative assessment of online information about age-related macular degeneration available in Portuguese

Jorge Agi, Niro Kasahara, Claudio Luiz Lottenberg

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4240

ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the quality of online information on age-related macular degeneration available in Portuguese. Methods: The search term “age-related macular degeneration” was used to browse the web using four different search engines. The first 40 websites appearing on match lists provided by each search engine were recorded and those listed in at least three tab pages selected. The Sandvik Severity Index was used as to assess website quality. Results: Quality of information available on selected websites was rated […]

Knowledge, perceptions and use of generic drugs: a cross sectional study

Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Jéssica Nathalia Soares Oliveira, Marília dos Santos Andrade, Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3125

Objective To assess the level of knowledge, perceptions and usage profile for generic drugs among laypersons.Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with 278 volunteers (180 women and 98 men, aged 37.1±15.8 years). A questionnaire was drawn up with questions on their use, perceptions and knowledge of generic drugs.Results Most respondents (99.6%) knew that generic drugs exist, but only 48.6% were able to define them correctly, while 78.8% of the respondents had some information about generics. This information was obtained mainly […]