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Community Pharmacy Assisting in Total Cardiovascular Health

2014-07-24 14:11:38 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators hope to determine if community pharmacists can improve adherence to potentially life-saving medications among patients who patronize their store.

By training an entire community pharmacy staff in the area of medication adherence, providing principles, concepts, and tools, the investigators can teach them to prevent some of their clients from becoming non-adherent to lipid-lowering/cardiovascular medications.

Description

Adherence to chronic medications is notoriously poor and is known to be responsible for a massive burden of preventable morbidity and mortality across the world. Community pharmacists may be well positioned to positively influence adherence among their clients. However, we cannot find a reproducible protocol proven to facilitate optimal adherence through the community pharmacy setting. We hope to determine if community pharmacists can improve adherence to potentially life-saving medications among patients who patronize their store.

Even a small improvement would be considered an extremely important finding considering the magnitude of non-adherence among community dwelling individuals.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Medication Adherence

Intervention

CPATCH adherence training program

Location

University of Saskatchewan / Participating community pharmacies throughout Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
Canada

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of Saskatchewan

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:38-0400

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