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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2016;20(1):12-23.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2016.20.1.12    Published online January 31, 2016.
Medication Utilization during Pregnancy and Development of Educational Materials for Safe Use of Medication
Hye Kyung Jin1, Jee Eun Chung1, Kyung Suk Choi1,2, Sandy Rhie1, Hye Sun Gwak1, Byung Koo Lee1, Joon Suk Hong3, Young Ju Kim4, Mi Hye Park4
1College of Pharmacy and Division of Life & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Pharmacy, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Bundang, Korea
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Bundang, Korea
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
임신부의 의약품 사용 현황 및 의약품 안전사용 교육을 위한 교재개발
진혜경1, 정지은1, 최경숙1,2, 이정연1, 곽혜선1, 이병구1, 홍준석3, 김영주4, 박미혜4
1이화여자대학교 약학대학
2분당서울대학교병원 약제부
3서울대학교 의과대학 분당서울대학교병원 산부인과
Correspondence:  Mi Hye Park,
Email: ewhapmh@ewha.ac.kr
This study aimed to investigate the safe medication utilization and the education demands during pregnancy and it further reported the development of educational materials for pregnant women.
A survey was conducted in two tertiary care university hospitals and one community hospital specialized in obstetrics and gynecology from July 2 to 29 2014. The survey questionnaires included the usage of medications and the unmet needs on medication use during pregnancy. Ad ditionally, pregnant women’s requests regarding to medication use were collected through group interviewing of community pharmacists. Based on these results, educational materials were de veloped and implemented. After implementing the education sessions, the satisfaction was evaluated.
A total of 152 pregnant women answered completely the questionnaire. Among them, 130 participants (42.8%) were given the medication information from their physicians. Exposure to a teratogenic drug during pregnancy was a major concern for most pregnant women (79.6%). The majority (90.1%) of subjects reported a necessity of medication-related education during their pregnancy. The interview with 48 pharmacists indicated that the most commonly used OTC drugs in pregnancy were vitamins (25.2%), iron supplements (23.7%), and the most frequently used prescription drugs were antiinflammatory-analgesics (25.3%), followed by antibiotics (20.9 %). Based on the results, booklets of drug therapy during pregnancy, leaflet of pregnancy category index were made. Also, on-line flash and presentation materials for instructors were prepared. Through the trial education with the developed materials, it was confirmed that the contents of education materials were well understood and satisfied by the pregnant women.
This study showed the need of the medication-related education for the pregnant women. The developed education materials would be helpful sources to provide accurate and reliable medication-related information to health professionals and pregnant women.
Key Words: pregnancy, prenatal counseling, safe drug use, educational materials
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