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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
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Extent to which the patient follows prescribed treatment such as keeping APPOINTMENTS AND SCHEDULES and MEDICATION ADHERENCE for desired therapeutic outcome. It implies active responsibility shared by patient and health care providers.
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.
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