Comprehension difficulties of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products leaflets. The case of paracetamol in Argentina
Guadalupe Álvarez, CIAFIC-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina
Ana Palazzesi, Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica, Argentina
Elda Cargnel, Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica, Argentina
Patricia Cardoso, Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica, Argentina
Julieta Curbelo, Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica, Argentina
Guadalupe Álvarez, Ana Palazzesi, Elda Cargnel, Patricia Cardoso y Julieta Curbelo, 2014: "Problemas en la comprensión de los prospectos de medicamentos de venta libre. El caso del paracetamol en Argentina", Onomázein 29, 15-30.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.29.4

Abstract:
The aim of this study is to determine the comprehension difficulties adults have regarding the information provided by over-the-counter pharmaceutical products leaflets that contain paracetamol as an active principle. For this purpose, 20 adults were interviewed with a survey especially designed for this research. Following important linguistic comprehension studies,
comprehension difficulties were recognized and analyzed. The analysis shows difficulties with lexical, propositional, and micro-structural strategies. However, it is necessary to continue carrying out studies on comprehension to identify difficulties that over-the-counter drug users have to understand information pamphlets.