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Research Article

Enhancing Communication about Paediatric Medicines: Lessons from a Qualitative Study of Parents' Experiences of Their Child's Suspected Adverse Drug Reaction

  • Janine Arnott,

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Hannah Hesselgreaves,

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony J. Nunn,

    Affiliation: Alder Hey Children's National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Matthew Peak,

    Affiliation: Alder Hey Children's National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Munir Pirmohamed,

    Affiliation: Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Rosalind L. Smyth,

    Affiliation: Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Mark A. Turner equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mark A. Turner, Bridget Young

    Affiliation: Institute of Translational Medicine, Liverpool Women's National Health Service Foundation Trust and University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Bridget Young equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mark A. Turner, Bridget Young

    byoung@liv.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046022

About the Authors

Janine Arnott, Hannah Hesselgreaves, Bridget Young
Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Anthony J. Nunn, Matthew Peak
Alder Hey Children's National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Munir Pirmohamed, Rosalind L. Smyth
Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mark A. Turner
Institute of Translational Medicine, Liverpool Women's National Health Service Foundation Trust and University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: byoung@liv.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BY MAT RLS M. Pirmohamed AJN M. Peak . Performed the experiments: JA HH. Analyzed the data: JA BY MAT. Wrote the paper: JA BY MAT.