Lay perception and management of drug-related risks (PeGePRiM)
ANSM Contract (2014-2016) | Cermes3
Coordinator: Sylvie Fainzang, Cermes3
The goals of the study are to identify and understand:
- the (cultural, social, and symbolic) rationales underpinning drug-risk management;
- the strategies developed to play down what users perceive as a risk;
- the use practices (modifying dosages, or refusal, selection, or substitution of drugs);
- to what extent individuals are prepared to accept certain risks in order to avoid others, etc.
This project comprises several parts: an investigation among users on their individual practices with regard to drug risks; an investigation among pharmacists on complaints expressed by their customers; an investigation among physicians on the possible refusal of certain drugs by their patients; and an investigation of discussion forums where users share information on adverse effects they have experienced and advice on how to manage or avoid them.
Members of the project: Ashley Ouvrier (postdoctoral fellow Cermes3)