EVALUATION OF IMPACT OF PHARMACEUTICAL CARE ON IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE AND MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN CKD PATIENTS


Bebit Baby, Chippy Lee Antony, Shivil Wilson, Theertha Xavier, T. Tamilselvan

Abstract


Objectives: Evaluation of the impact of pharmaceutical care on improving knowledge and medication adherence in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients.

Methods: Patient data were recorded on a data collection form after informed consent. Their knowledge and medication adherence were evaluated by questionnaire and it was quantified. Patients were counselled using patient information leaflets. Re-assessment was made during follow-up.

Results: Medication adherence among patients was classified as low, medium and high adherence. Knowledge was classified under three categories excellent, average and poor. There was a considerable improvement in knowledge and medication adherence irrespective of age and gender. The study was statistically significant with P<0.05.

Conclusion: The efforts to increase awareness on CKD patients such as providing patient counselling and continuous education could enhance adherence to therapies and thus could improve clinical outcomes and quality of life.


Keywords


Knowledge, Medication Adherence, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Title

EVALUATION OF IMPACT OF PHARMACEUTICAL CARE ON IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE AND MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN CKD PATIENTS

Keywords

Knowledge, Medication Adherence, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

DOI

10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i1.15053

Date

31-12-2016

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International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 9, Issue 1, 2017 Page: 63-66

Online ISSN

0975-1491

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Authors & Affiliations

Bebit Baby
PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore
India

Chippy Lee Antony
PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore

Shivil Wilson
PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore

Theertha Xavier
PSG College of Pharmacy, Peelamedu, Coimbatore

T. Tamilselvan
Swamy Vivekanandha College of Pharmacy, Tiruchengode


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