Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
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.
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.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
CPATCH adherence training program
University of Saskatchewan / Participating community pharmacies throughout Saskatchewan
Active, not recruiting
University of Saskatchewan
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:38-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a comprehensive pharmacy care program on medication adherence and persistence, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol.
This study will investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a phone-delivered mindfulness intervention to improve medication adherence among outpatients with heart failure.
This study aims to assess the impact of training General Practitioners (GPs) on adherence to antihypertensive medication among hypertensive individuals. It also aims to assess risk factors...
The primary objective of this study is to investigate whether an Educational Supported Program (ESP), including tight control procedures implemented through patient home care, has positive...
This study will determine whether Medication Adherence Therapy (MAT) can improve medication adherence and lower the risk of rehospitalization in older patients with psychosis.
Medication non-adherence is a global health issue. Numerous factors predict it. This study is aimed to identify the association between regimen difficulty and medication non-adherence among patients w...
Poor medication adherence has been shown to cause medical complications, death, and increased healthcare costs and may be of particular importance in patients with substance use disorder (SUD). Concer...
Poor medication adherence decreases treatment efficacy and worsens clinical outcomes, but average rates of adherence to long-term pharmacological treatments for chronic illnesses are only about 50%. I...
Medication adherence is crucial to effective chronic disease management, yet little is known about the influence of the patient-provider interaction on medication adherence to hypertensive regimens. W...
Community pharmacy is an ideal setting to monitor medication adherence, however, barriers to pharmacist-led interventions exist. Preparing future pharmacists for enhanced roles may overcome such barri...
Voluntary cooperation of the patient in taking drugs or medicine as prescribed. This includes timing, dosage, and frequency.
Improper use of drugs or medications outside the intended purpose, scope, or guidelines for use. This is in contrast to MEDICATION ADHERENCE, and distinguished from DRUG ABUSE, which is a deliberate or willful action.
Test for cell-mediated antitumor immunity and related serum blocking factors based on the finding that leukocytes from cancer patients, but not from controls, when mixed in vitro with antigenic extracts of tumors of the same histological type, undergo a diminution in their normal adherence to glass surfaces. Sera from tumor-bearing patients block the LAI reaction of their own leukocytes or those of other patients with the same type of tumor.
Approach to improve the quality of care by selectively encouraging or discouraging the use of specific health care services, based on their potential benefit to patients' health, relative to their cost. One element is lowering beneficiary cost sharing or out-of-pocket spending to increase medication adherence.
Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) Blood Cardiovascular Dialysis Hypertension Stent Stroke Vascular Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease (angina...