What is the independent act of preventing, diagnosing, and treating one's own illness without seeking professional advice?
Preventative Self Care
What is maintaining well being and appearance through exercise and healthy lifestyle?
Sickness Self Care
What is diagnosing of one's own conditions and obtaining products for the goal of mitigating illness or relieving symptoms?
Decrease in aging population
Which of the following is not a factor that increases self medication: Restricted access to prescribers, Increasing costs of healthcare, decrease in aging population, or the high proportion of underinsured/uninsured people in the US?
Street drug use
Which of the following is not an option for self medication: nonprescription medications, dietary supplements, CAM and homeopathic remedies, or street drug use?
Pain remedies, Antacids, Cough/Cold
What are the three most common self medication groups used in the US?
Taking into account prescription costs, doctor visits, lost time from work, insurance costs, and travel, what is the average amount of money saved per year by US consumers from OTC medication use?
True or False: Only 34% of people self-treating a headache with an OTC product can identify the active ingredient.
True or False: Around 50% of patients take more than the maximum recommended doses per day when self-treating a headache with an OTC product.
True or False: 700 of the 800 active OTC ingredients were actually Rx dosage forms 30 years ago.
What act deals with products that are intended to supplement the diet and contain 1 or more of the following: a vitamin, a mineral, an herb, or an amino acid?
False (Not B-12)
True or False: MVIs, vitamin E, calcium and vitamins B-12 are the most common dietary supplements sold today.
Which one of the following was not one of the top selling natural products in 2005: garlic, echinacea, saw palmetto, ginseng, or ginkgo biloba?
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) implemented what program to ensure the safety of pharmacy practices on the internet in 1999?
What type of questions are best for information gathering when speaking with a patient regarding OTC alternatives?
During the QuEST process, what acronym can help you ask about the patient's current complaint?
How can you describe a factor that makes a symptom/complaint feel better when implemented by the patient?
During which letter of the QuEST process does the pharmacist assess if the patient is a self-care candidate?
During which letter of the QuEST process does the pharmacist recommend an appropriate self-care strategy?