Computer Kiosks to Deliver Medication Information in the Pharmacy
The feasibility of using a computer kiosk to deliver medication information to patients was tested in a community pharmacy environment. Viewers used a computer kiosk to access the National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus® website. In four weeks, 198 pharmacy patients viewed the website and completed brief questionnaires about their experiences. The majority of patients (63%) were female and between 46 and 65 years of age (48%). Few (8%) had used the NLM website before. Patient age was associated with access to the Internet, previous use of the NLM website, and other habits regarding medication information sources; however, the differences were not as great as anticipated. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.