Concordance in Muslim patients within primary care

A.N. Bashir, M. Asif, F.M. Lacey, Christopher A. Langley, John F. Marriott, Keith A. Wilson

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The study examined the perceptions of Muslim patients and general practitioners (GPs) about ways in which the Muslim faith may influence medicine concordance

Fifty Muslim patients (100 per cent response) and 18 general practitioners (53 per cent response) were surveyed using self-completion questionnaires in order to determine attitudes towards dietary requirements and medicines

A large proportion of the Muslim patients sampled stated that they would stop taking a medicine if they found out that it was not halaal.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers also need to be sensitive towards the requirements of Muslim patients

In specific cases, doctors should seek guidance from Islamic leaders as to the correct interpretation of Islamic law with regard to the use of medicines considered haraam.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Issue number1 suppl
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2001
EventBritish Pharmaceutical Conference 2001 - Glasgow , United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Sept 200113 Oct 2001


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