Test of Strategies for Implementing STS in Improving Use of Drugs
(2001; 56 pages)


A study was conducted with the overall objective to test strategies for increasing the use of STS in improving use of drugs.

The study was a three-way design and the three groups consisted of small group training, small group training followed by peer group discussion and control. The study was conducted in three regions of Nepal and sample included randomly selected one hill and two terai (plains) districts from each region. From each sampled district, all health posts were selected making 80 health posts, the study population. The data was collected prospectively by using the carbon copy of prescriptions. The first and second follow-up assessments were carried out two and six months after intervention respectively.

The overall objective of this study was to improve the prescribing practices of paramedics of Primary Health Care facilities for selected common health problems by increasing the use of STS.

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