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Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP

Rolandas Urbstonaitis, Maithili Deshpande, Jennifer Arnoldi
BACKGROUND: Health related quality of life (HRQoL) reflects the impact of a chronic disease, such as asthma, from a patient perspective. Late midlife adults (50-64 years) have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as an important population for healthy aging. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the factors associated with HRQoL among late midlife adults with asthma. METHODS: This study utilized data from 2012 to 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call Back Survey...
March 9, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Jeroen M van de Pol, Jurjen G Geljon, Svetlana V Belitser, Geert W J Frederix, Anke M Hövels, Marcel L Bouvy
INTRODUCTION: The nature of community pharmacy is changing, shifting from the preparation and distribution of medicines to the provision of cognitive pharmaceutical services (CPS); however, often the provision of traditional services leaves little time for innovative services. This study investigated the time community pharmacists spend on the tasks and activities of daily practice and to what extent they are able to implement CPS-related services in daily practice. METHODS: Self-reporting work sampling was used to register the activities of community pharmacists...
March 9, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Richard J Holden, Preethi Srinivas, Noll L Campbell, Daniel O Clark, Kunal S Bodke, Youngbok Hong, Malaz A Boustani, Denisha Ferguson, Christopher M Callahan
BACKGROUND: Older adults purchase and use over-the-counter (OTC) medications with potentially significant adverse effects. Some OTC medications, such as those with anticholinergic effects, are relatively contraindicated for use by older adults due to evidence of impaired cognition and other adverse effects. OBJECTIVE: To inform the design of future OTC medication safety interventions for older adults, this study investigated consumers' decision making and behavior related to OTC medication purchasing and use, with a focus on OTC anticholinergic medications...
March 6, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Joshua D Brown, Joanna L Nolte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Azmeta Chowdhary, Victoria Zlotnikova, Cherie Lucas, John M Lonie
In any given year approximately 34% of the 130 million adults in the United States suffer from a mental health condition or disorder. Anxiety and depressive disorders are the most common followed by substance use disorder. Many people who suffer from a mental illness do not seek help. Studies have shown that the stigma of being perceived as having a mental illness prevents many adults from seeking help. Mental Health First Aid ™ (MHFA) is an educational program geared towards educating MHFA responders to assist those who may be experiencing a mental health condition or disorder...
February 27, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Ingunn Björnsdottir, Guri Birgitte Verne
BACKGROUND: Data from large electronic databases are increasingly used in epidemiological research, but golden standards for database validation remain elusive. The Prescription Registry (IPR) and the National Health Service (NHS) databases in Iceland have not undergone formal validation, and gross errors have repeatedly been found in Icelandic statistics on pharmaceuticals. In 2015, new amphetamine tablets entered the Icelandic market, but were withdrawn half a year later due to being substandard...
February 27, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Zubin Austin, Paul A M Gregory
BACKGROUND: The framing of competence as a binary "either-or" process may be shaped by the measurement tools and assessment methods used to define it. Blunt measures such as passing or failing a licensure examination, or revoking/suspending a license after a single dispensing error fosters anxiety amongst professionals and potentially leads to behaviours where learning needs are actually hidden from educators, employers or regulators. Such framing may not accurately capture the lived experience of those labelled "incompetent" and in fact may be counterproductive to remediation and skills enhancement...
February 27, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Pornchanok Srimongkon, Parisa Aslani, Timothy F Chen
OBJECTIVE: To identify and evaluate the range of adherence measures used to assess different phases of medication adherence (initiation, implementation, and discontinuation) to antidepressants, including the psychometric properties of the measures. METHODS: This systematic review followed the PRISMA statement. Medline, Embase, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, CINAHL and PsychINFO were searched (1994-2015) for articles which reviewed or reported the psychometric properties of adherence measures in adults with unipolar depression without co-morbidity...
February 21, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Nathaniel M Rickles, Amy L Huang, Michelle B Gunther, Winney J Chan
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid abuse has rapidly increased in recent years and is now considered a national epidemic by the United States government. Community pharmacies are at the forefront of opioid abuse, given their role in dispensing opioid prescriptions. Despite this role, however, there are few known guidelines to help community pharmacists navigate the process of detecting and managing prescription opioid abuse. OBJECTIVES: To develop and evaluate a candidate guideline, based on clinical experience and existing literature, to help community pharmacists monitor and manage potential opioid prescription abuse...
February 21, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
L Franco-Trigo, J Tudball, D Fam, S I Benrimoj, D Sabater-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Collaboration between relevant stakeholders in health service planning enables service contextualization and facilitates its success and integration into practice. Although community pharmacy services (CPSs) aim to improve patients' health and quality of life, their integration in primary care is far from ideal. Key stakeholders for the development of a CPS intended at preventing cardiovascular disease were identified in a previous stakeholder analysis. Engaging these stakeholders to create a shared vision is the subsequent step to focus planning directions and lay sound foundations for future work...
February 21, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Philip Crilly, Wasim Hassanali, Gary Khanna, Kiranjit Matharu, Deep Patel, Disha Patel, Fahmida Rahman, Reem Kayyali
BACKGROUND: A number of barriers prevent community pharmacists (CPs) from impacting public health (PH) outcomes. Social media (SM) and mobile health apps (MH apps) may offer ways to help the public make positive health decisions. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate CP perceptions of their role in PH and the use of SM and MH apps in this regard. METHODS: This was a mixed method study using a cross-sectional survey and follow-up interviews. The survey covered: CPs role in PH; CP use of SM; CP use of MH apps; non-identifiable demographic information...
February 19, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Janine Marie Traulsen, Louise C Druedahl
The future of the pharmacy profession and concerns about professional identity have been popular and recurring themes in professional journals and at international pharmacy conferences for more than 30 years. The aim of this paper is to contribute to realistic and viable visions for the future of the pharmacy profession via insights through labor market and work organization theories. These insights provide an understanding of contemporary work patterns and what they mean for the future role of community pharmacists...
February 17, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Andi Hermansyah, Dyah Pitaloka, Erica Sainsbury, Ines Krass
INTRODUCTION: The nature of community pharmacy in many countries has changed. Despite the significant efforts made to change practice, there is a paucity of literature that highlights consensus on the approaches that should be prioritised for advancing practice particularly in the context of developing countries. OBJECTIVE: To systematically identify and prioritise a range of potential recommendations to improve practice in Indonesian community pharmacy from the perspective of pharmacy stakeholders...
February 15, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Eimear McManus, Suzanne McCarthy, Raymond Carson, Laura J Sahm
BACKGROUND: Patients frequently encounter difficulty understanding their prescription drug labels. This problem is more common in patients with limited health literacy (HL). Patients are not always counselled on their medicines by their doctor or pharmacist, therefore this label can be an important source of information. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) on the knowledge and consolidation of a prescription drug regimen compared to standard pharmacy labelling...
February 10, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Sabine Vogler, Roger H P F de Rooij
BACKGROUND: Despite potentially considerable implications for public health, the environment and public funds, medicine waste is an under-researched topic. This study aims to analyse medicines drawn from household garbage in Vienna (Austria) and to assess possible financial implications for public payers. METHODS: Four pharmaceutical waste samples collected by the Vienna Municipal Waste Department between April 2015 and January 2016 were investigated with regard to their content...
February 10, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Mary-Anne Ahiabu, Pascal Magnussen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg, Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic resistance, associated with inappropriate drug use, is a global public health threat. The pharmaceutical sectors in developing countries are poorly regulated leading to antibiotic sales and use without a prescription. The study documents the treatment of acute illnesses in households and the antibiotic dispensing practices of medicine sales outlets in Eastern region, Ghana. METHOD: Twice-weekly illness recall visits were made to 12 households in three rural communities over eight consecutive weeks...
February 7, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Alex J Adams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Eskinder Eshetu Ali, Amanda Kai Sin Teo, Sherlyn Xue Lin Goh, Lita Chew, Kevin Yi-Lwern Yap
BACKGROUND: With the recent proliferation of smartphone medication adherence applications (apps), it is increasingly more difficult for patients and clinicians to identify the most useful app. OBJECTIVE: To develop a quality assessment tool for medication adherence apps, and evaluate the quality of such apps from the major app stores. METHODS: In this study, a Medication Adherence App Quality assessment tool (MedAd-AppQ) was developed and two evaluators independently assessed apps that fulfilled the following criteria: availability in English, had at least a medication reminder feature, non-specific to certain disease conditions (generic apps), free of technical malfunctions and availability on both the iPhone Operating System (iOS) and Android platforms...
February 2, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Jacob T Painter, Laura Gressler, Niranjan Kathe, S Lane Slabaugh, Karen Blumenschein
BACKGROUND: Quantifying the value of pharmacy services is imperative for the profession as it works to establish an expanded role within evolving health care systems. The literature documents the work that many have contributed toward meeting this goal. To date, however, the preponderance of evidence evaluates the value of pharmacist services to third-party payers; few published studies address the value that consumers place on these services. OBJECTIVES: In 1999, a review of studies that used the contingent valuation method to value pharmacy services was published...
February 2, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Ellen S Koster, Daphne Philbert, Liset van Dijk, Jany Rademakers, Peter A G M de Smet, Marcel L Bouvy, Marcia Vervloet
BACKGROUND: Patients with limited pharmaceutical literacy are at increased risk of drug-related problems. Recognizing these patients in daily practice is difficult. The Recognition and Addressing of Limited Pharmaceutical Literacy (RALPH) interview guide was developed as practical set of questions to recognize patients with limited pharmaceutical literacy in daily pharmacy practice. OBJECTIVE: To compare agreement between pharmaceutical literacy measured with the RALPH guide and a validated general health literacy questionnaire...
February 2, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
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