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Modern Applications in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

The Enigma of Patient Behavior

Submission: December 06, 2018; Published: January 03, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/MAPP.2018.02.000539

ISSN 2637-7756
Volume2 Issue3


OPatient behavior is often described as disruptive behavior as they have an altered mental stage of fear of being sick, anxious about out of the pocket cost, alteration of lifestyle if suffered from a chronic illness. And the outcomes often faced by providers are inappropriate language, make unreasonable demands, and may even resort to physical abuse. The article comprises a few of this unusual behavior and a simple comparison between patients from developed world with those of the under-developed east.

Purpose of the study: Discussion and projection of behavior pattern, health seeking behavior and monitoring status in both developed and under-privileged countries. The pharmacists have a vital role to play which is discussed along with comparison.

Findings: Developed or under developed country, patients have a separate behavior pattern which develops and worsen with disease progression mostly. So many factors are behind but one thing clearly understood that the handling of such situation is a provider’s function, a challenge they must face along with treatment intervention.

Keywords: Health beliefs and perception; Patient counseling; Patient comprehension and recall; Patient motivation; Patient feedback

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