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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

STUDY ON IMPACT OF CLINICAL PHARMACIST INTERVENTION ON MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN STROKE PATIENTS IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

V. Prudhvi*, T. Sravani, U. Mounika, M. L. Prathyusha, N. Soujanya, A. M. S Sudhakar Babu

ABSTRACT

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of pharmacist intervention on Risk factors and Medication adherence for patients with stroke. Methodology: This Study was conducted in the Neurology department of Lalitha Super Specialty Hospital, Guntur, and Andhra Pradesh. The procedure of the study was a prospective randomized interventional comparative design was conducted in the hospitalized patients. A Self-administered questionnaire was prepared using information and thorough review from the literature survey and factors used in previous studies. Questionnaire statistically it was validated by using Cronbach?s ? value which reported a good measure of. 0.79 Results & discussions: A sample of 120 patients were enrolled into the study. 76 (63%) patients are male and 44 (37%) patients were female respectively. In this study unintentional reasons for non-adherence have been reported more frequently than intentional reasons before counselling causes of noncompliance. The most prevalent causes of non-compliance were forgetfulness (48.11%), too expensive (47%),confusion (42.45%), side effects (38.67%),Trouble reading pills (34.9%), Alter dosing schedule for convenience (31.13%), Don?t care to take medication (30.18%),Trouble swallowing pills (30.18%),Stop to see it still need (20.75%), Think medication not effective (18.86%).The commonest reported reason for un intentional non adherence was forgetfulness. This test performed by using chi square (?2 test) test statistics. Chi square statistic value is 53.6251 this result is significant at p < .05 whose p value is <0.00001. Conclusion: The current study identified unintentional reasons for non-adherence to be more common than intentional non-adherence.

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