Ros Dowse

Summary

Affiliation: Rhodes University
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of written information for antiretroviral therapy: comprehension in a Tanzanian population
    Betty Mwingira
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa
    Pharm World Sci 29:173-82. 2007
  2. doi request reprint An illustrated leaflet containing antiretroviral information targeted for low-literate readers: development and evaluation
    Ros Dowse
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
    Patient Educ Couns 85:508-15. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint The evaluation of pharmaceutical pictograms in a low-literate South African population
    R Dowse
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
    Patient Educ Couns 45:87-99. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Medicine labels incorporating pictograms: do they influence understanding and adherence?
    Ros Dowse
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
    Patient Educ Couns 58:63-70. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Applicability of the REALM health literacy test to an English second-language South African population
    Ros Dowse
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
    Pharm World Sci 32:464-71. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Written medicines information for South African HIV/AIDS patients: does it enhance understanding of co-trimoxazole therapy?
    Leila Mansoor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa
    Health Educ Res 22:37-48. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of pictograms on readability of patient information materials
    Leila E Mansoor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
    Ann Pharmacother 37:1003-9. 2003

Collaborators

  • Leila Mansoor
  • Betty Mwingira
  • Leila E Mansoor

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of written information for antiretroviral therapy: comprehension in a Tanzanian population
    Betty Mwingira
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa
    Pharm World Sci 29:173-82. 2007
    ..To design and develop a simple, easily readable patient information leaflet (PIL) for a commonly used antiretroviral (ARV) regimen and to evaluate its readability and acceptability in a Tanzanian population...
  2. doi request reprint An illustrated leaflet containing antiretroviral information targeted for low-literate readers: development and evaluation
    Ros Dowse
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
    Patient Educ Couns 85:508-15. 2011
    ..To identify and recommend best practices in this type of information design...
  3. ncbi request reprint The evaluation of pharmaceutical pictograms in a low-literate South African population
    R Dowse
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
    Patient Educ Couns 45:87-99. 2001
    ..At the follow-up interview, 20 of the Local pictograms complied with the ANSI criterion of >/=85% comprehension, compared with 11 of the USP pictograms. Respondents indicated an overwhelming preference for the Local pictograms...
  4. ncbi request reprint Medicine labels incorporating pictograms: do they influence understanding and adherence?
    Ros Dowse
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
    Patient Educ Couns 58:63-70. 2005
    ..The presence of pictograms was found to contribute positively to both understanding of instructions and adherence...
  5. doi request reprint Applicability of the REALM health literacy test to an English second-language South African population
    Ros Dowse
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
    Pharm World Sci 32:464-71. 2010
    ..To investigate health literacy in an English second language population using the REALM test, to evaluate its appropriateness and to compare health literacy between four different education categories...
  6. ncbi request reprint Written medicines information for South African HIV/AIDS patients: does it enhance understanding of co-trimoxazole therapy?
    Leila Mansoor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa
    Health Educ Res 22:37-48. 2007
    ..3%) and the group who received the longer, text-only PIL (50.9%). This study reinforces the value of providing patients with an appropriately designed PIL to inform appropriate medicine-taking behaviour...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of pictograms on readability of patient information materials
    Leila E Mansoor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
    Ann Pharmacother 37:1003-9. 2003
    ..To design, develop, and evaluate a simple, understandable medicine label and patient information leaflet (PIL) for nystatin suspension, and to assess the effect of incorporating pictograms on understanding in low-literate participants...