Afonso M. Cavaco

PhD (2006) in Pharmacy Practice, Universidade de Londres, Reino Unido.
Associate Professor, Social Pharmacy, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

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Researcher ID G-9298-2012
Group Researcher ID B-4101-2014
Scopus Author ID 55927486200

Research Interests

Cavaco’s area of scientific activity concerns medicines use, more particularly the research field of social pharmacy and health services, pharmacy practice, public health and communication in health care. Presently he has dedicated attention to sociolinguistics of oral and written communication in pharmacy practice and medicines use.

Selected Publications

Inácio P, Cavaco A, Airaksinen M. The value of patient reporting to the pharmacovigilance system: a systematic review. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2017; 83: 227-46.

García de Leonardo C, Ruiz-Moral R, Caballero F, Cavaco A, Moore P, Dupuy LP, Pithon-Cyrino A, Cortés MT, Gorostegui M, Loureiro E, Fontcuberta JM, Casasbuenas Duarte L, Kretzer L, Arrighi E, Jovell A; participants in the Consensus Panel. A Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish consensus on a core communication curriculum for undergraduate medical education. BMC Med Educ 2016; 16: 99.

Pelicano-Romano J, Neves MR, Amado A, Cavaco A. Do community pharmacists actively engage elderly patients in the dialogue? Results from pharmaceutical care consultations. Health Expectations 2015; 18: 1721-34.

Bachmann C, Abramovitch H, Barbu CG, Cavaco AM, Elorza RD, Haak R, Loureiro E, Ratajska A, Silverman J, Winterburn S, Rosenbaum M. A European consensus on learning objectives for a core communication curriculum in health care professions. Patient Educ Couns 2013; 93:18-26.




Cavaco A, Roter D. Pharmaceutical consultations in community pharmacies: utility of the Roter Interaction Analysis System to study pharmacist-patient communication. Int J Pharm Pract 2010; 18: 141-148.