About this Research Topic
Clinical staff such as doctors, pharmacists, and nurses shall guide patients through various methods for appropriate use of medicines. These methods include collection of drug information and counseling for medication, dosage, and administration. The counseling must be conducted, considering patient characteristics and quality of life, based on behavioral and psychological approach.
The accumulation of evidence is necessary for a personalized approach to guide for proper usage of medicines. This research topic aims to focus on current issues associated with, and evidence of, a personalized approach for appropriate use of medicines using different methods.
We welcome contributions in the form of Original Research, Review, Mini Review, Case Report, Hypothesis and Theory and Perspective articles.
We welcome manuscripts that focus on, but are not limited to, the following important topics:
• Practical effective methods to promote appropriate use of medicines by different methods including behavioral and psychological approaches (e.g. patient education, improvement of clinical staffs’ tasks, development of tools for appropriate use of medicines)
• Proposals for effective methods to promote appropriate use of medicines based on findings of research, such as behavioral/psychological studies and database studies
Please note: We will not accept manuscripts regarding evidence on a particular pharmacotherapy, such as efficacy, safety, or adverse events.
Keywords: medicines, health maintenance, health promotion, quality of life, adverse drug effects, behavioral approaches, psychological approaches
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.