International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 241

Article in Press

Attitude, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control and Reading of Patient Information Leaflet by Lagos State Polytechnic Students, Ikorodu

Salami Ayo

  •  Received: 27 July 2021
  •  Accepted: 06 May 2022
The study examined the attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control and reading of patient information leaflet by the students of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu. The study used the survey method because this study is a poll. The findings of the study revealed that there is a strong positive relationship between subjective norms and students reading. The data also indicated that there is positive relationship between students’ reading patient leaflets and attitude towards patient information leaflet (r2=0.458, p<0.05). There is strong positive relationship between Students’ reading patient leaflet and by their subjective norms towards patient information leaflet at (r=0.259, p<0.05). According to the study, because patient information leaflets are important sources of drug information for patients and have a positive effect on their knowledge, attitude, perception, and reading, healthcare professionals should encourage healthcare consumers to read the patient information leaflets, which should be patient-friendly and written clearly in understandable lay terminology and native language. It has also been demonstrated that providing a medicine with a patient information booklet can enhance awareness about the treatment; nevertheless, failing to read the patient information leaflet can result in non-adherence, which can lead to mortality, adverse reactions, and poisoning of the system.

Keywords: Attitude, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control, Reading, Patient Information Leaflet.