National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines (PNAUM): household survey component methods

Authors

  • Sotero Serrate Mengue Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Faculdade de Medicina
  • Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi Universidade Federal de Pelotas; Faculdade de Medicina
  • Alexandra Crispim Boing Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Centro de Ciências da Saúde; Departamento de Saúde Pública
  • Noemia Urruth Leão Tavares Universidade de Brasília; Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde; Departamento de Farmácia
  • Tatiane da Silva Dal Pizzol Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Faculdade de Farmácia; Departamento de Produção e Controle de Medicamentos
  • Maria Auxiliadora Oliveira Universidade de Brasília; Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde; Departamento de Farmácia
  • Paulo Sérgio Dourado Arrais Universidade Federal do Ceará; Faculdade de Farmácia, Odontologia e Enfermagem; Departamento de Farmácia
  • Luiz Roberto Ramos Universidade Federal de São Paulo; Escola Paulista de Medicina; Departamento de Medicina Preventiva
  • Mareni Rocha Farias Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Centro de Ciências da Saúde; Departamento de Ciências Farmacêuticas
  • Vera Lucia Luiza Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca; Departamento de Política de Medicamentos e Assistência Farmacêutica
  • Regina Tomie Ivata Bernal Universidade de São Paulo; Faculdade de Saúde Pública; Departamento de Nutrição
  • Aluísio Jardim Dornellas de Barros Universidade Federal de Pelotas; Faculdade de Medicina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/s1518-8787.2016050006156

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To describe methodological aspects of the household survey National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines (PNAUM) related to sampling design and implementation, the actual obtained sample, instruments and fieldwork. METHODS A cross-sectional, population-based study with probability sampling in three stages of the population living in households located in Brazilian urban areas. Fieldwork was carried out between September 2013 and February 2014. The data collection instrument included questions related to: information about households, residents and respondents; chronic diseases and medicines used; use of health services; acute diseases and events treated with drugs; use of contraceptives; use of pharmacy services; behaviors that may affect drug use; package inserts and packaging; lifestyle and health insurance. RESULTS In total, 41,433 interviews were carried out in 20,404 households and 576 urban clusters corresponding to 586 census tracts distributed in the five Brazilian regions, according to eight domains defined by age and gender. CONCLUSIONS The results of the survey may be used as a baseline for future studies aiming to assess the impact of government action on drug access and use. For local studies using a compatible method, PNAUM may serve as a reference point to evaluate variations in space and population. With a comprehensive evaluation of drug-related aspects, PNAUM is a major source of data for a variety of analyses to be carried out both at academic and government level.

Published

2016-01-01

How to Cite

Mengue, S. S., Bertoldi, A. D., Boing, A. C., Tavares, N. U. L., Pizzol, T. da S. D., Oliveira, M. A., Arrais, P. S. D., Ramos, L. R., Farias, M. R., Luiza, V. L., Bernal, R. T. I., & Barros, A. J. D. de. (2016). National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines (PNAUM): household survey component methods . Revista De Saúde Pública, 50(supl2), 4s. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1518-8787.2016050006156

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