Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621751
Title:
Patient Education of Acid Reducing Medication and Duration of Use
Authors:
Lewis, Allison; Autry, Prentiss; Spell, Dan; Rao, Amy; Hampton, Sarah
Abstract:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a physical condition in which acid from the stomach flows into the esophagus. One of the most common symptoms of GERD is heartburn. Morethan 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and some studies suggest that more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms every day1. With Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) being one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States2, it is important to understand how patients are using these medications. Limited literature exists concerning a correlation between patient knowledge and duration of heartburn medication usage. This research identifies the demographic characteristics associated with the improper usage of acid reducing medications, specifically in the Southwest Georgia population. The participants of this study are representative of that area, with a majority of population residing in the medically underserved, low-income region of Albany, Georgia3. This information aims to help healthcare providers identify patients that are at a higher risk to misuse heartburn medication and be able to address these concerns.
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences
Issue Date:
12-Feb-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621751
Submitted date:
26-JAN-2018 04:17PM
Type:
Poster Presentation
Description:
Presentation given at the 19th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
Appears in Collections:
19th Annual PKP Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Posters

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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Allisonen
dc.contributor.authorAutry, Prentissen
dc.contributor.authorSpell, Danen
dc.contributor.authorRao, Amyen
dc.contributor.authorHampton, Sarahen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-12T17:19:36Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-12T17:19:36Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-12-
dc.date.submitted26-JAN-2018 04:17PM-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621751-
dc.descriptionPresentation given at the 19th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a physical condition in which acid from the stomach flows into the esophagus. One of the most common symptoms of GERD is heartburn. Morethan 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and some studies suggest that more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms every day1. With Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) being one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States2, it is important to understand how patients are using these medications. Limited literature exists concerning a correlation between patient knowledge and duration of heartburn medication usage. This research identifies the demographic characteristics associated with the improper usage of acid reducing medications, specifically in the Southwest Georgia population. The participants of this study are representative of that area, with a majority of population residing in the medically underserved, low-income region of Albany, Georgia3. This information aims to help healthcare providers identify patients that are at a higher risk to misuse heartburn medication and be able to address these concerns.en
dc.subjectpublic healthen
dc.titlePatient Education of Acid Reducing Medication and Duration of Useen
dc.typePoster Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen
cr.funding.sourceSowega-AHEC Albany Area Primary Careen
dc.contributor.sponsorSein, Michaelen
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Family Medicineen
dc.contributor.affiliationAugusta Universityen
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Georgiaen
dc.contributor.affiliationMedical College of Georgiaen
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Georgiaen
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