Communicating prescription information to non-literate patients using visual aids

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2017-04
Authors
Dzobo, Ebenezer Elom
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Abstract
Health literacy has always been a challenge to 100 percent user absorption rate of medicines. The sad truth is that literacy does not always translate into health literacy. And despite the education levels of people, they do not always understand their medical prescriptions. Worst of all is non-literate patients who do not have the luxury of reading their prescription information off the package of drugs especially when they have more than 3 medications with distinct prescription doses. In this project, I seek to use computer science to communicate prescription information to literate and non-literate patients using visual aids primarily.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2017
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health literacy, prescription information, non-literate patients, Ghana, web-based application
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