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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630771/polypharmacy-among-underserved-older-african-american-adults
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Mohsen Bazargan, James Smith, Masoud Movassaghi, David Martins, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Seyede Salehe Mortazavi, Gail Orum
The purpose of the present study was to examine correlates of polypharmacy among underserved community-dwelling older African American adults. Methods. This study recruited 400 underserved older African Americans adults living in South Los Angeles. The structured face-to-face interviews collected data on participants' characteristics and elicited data pertaining to the type, frequency, dosage, and indications of all medications used by participants. Results. Seventy-five and thirty percent of participants take at least five and ten medications per day, respectively...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630653/outcomes-associated-with-pharmacist-led-diabetes-collaborative-drug-therapy-management-in-a-medicaid-population
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Eman Biltaji, Minkyoung Yoo, Brandon T Jennings, Jennifer P Leiser, Carrie McAdam-Marx
OBJECTIVES: Pharmacist-led diabetes collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) has been shown to improve outcomes. Whether such programs are effective specifically in Medicaid patients, who face barriers to access and self-management, has not been well characterized. This pilot study explores glycemic control, utilization and costs associated with pharmacist-led CDTM in a small population of Medicaid patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: A pre-post, historical cohort study was conducted of patients with T2DM and Medicaid coverage who received pharmacist-led CDTM in community-based primary clinics between 2008-2012...
March 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627110/patient-preferences-for-healthcare-delivery-through-community-pharmacy-settings-in-the-usa-a-discrete-choice-study
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M Feehan, M Walsh, J Godin, D Sundwall, M A Munger
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: In order to improve public health, it is necessary to facilitate patients' easy access to affordable high-quality primary health care, and one enhanced approach to do so may be to provide primary healthcare services in the community pharmacy setting. Discrete choice experiments to evaluate patient demand for services in pharmacy are relatively limited and have been hampered by a focus on only a few service alternatives, most focusing on changes in more traditional pharmacy services...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624292/the-use-of-non-prescription-medicines-during-lactation-a-qualitative-study-of-community-pharmacists-attitudes-and-perspectives
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Tin Fei Sim, H Laetitia Hattingh, Jillian Sherriff, Lisa B G Tee
BACKGROUND: Community pharmacists play a significant role in the provision of non-prescription medicines. There is evidence that women self-medicate and use non-prescription medicines whilst breastfeeding. Studies have demonstrated that breastfeeding women are likely to seek advice from pharmacists, presenting a unique opportunity for pharmacists to provide on-going support of these women especially in relation to the appropriate use of non-prescription medicines. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore community pharmacists' attitudes and perspectives towards the use of non-prescription medicines during breastfeeding...
June 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623124/development-and-implementation-of-the-compensation-plan-for-pharmacy-services-in-alberta-canada
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Rene R Breault, Jeff G Whissell, Christine A Hughes, Theresa J Schindel
OBJECTIVE: To describe experiences with development and implementation of a compensation plan for pharmacy services delivered by pharmacists in community pharmacies. SETTING: Community pharmacy practice in Alberta, Canada. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Pharmacists in Alberta have one of the most progressive scopes of practice in North America. They have authority to prescribe drugs independently, administer drugs by injection, access electronic health records, and order laboratory tests...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619391/pharmacists-attitudes-regarding-provision-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services
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Austin T Hilverding, Natalie A DiPietro Mager
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess attitudes from Ohio pharmacists about contraceptive authority. Secondary objectives included determining pharmacists' perceptions of benefits, barriers, and preparedness for offering such services and examining attitudes about and experiences with other reproductive health topics to inform future research. METHODS: An anonymous 26-question Institutional Review Board-approved electronic survey was developed and distributed via Qualtrics to a random sample of 500 licensed pharmacists in Ohio...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617834/community-pharmacists-interest-in-and-attitude-to-pharmacy-practice-research-in-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Begashaw Melaku Gebresillassie, Daniel Asfaw Erku, Chernet Tafere Negesse, Yared Belete Belay
Pharmacy practice-research became an important component in the pharmacy practice. However, limited studies were conducted in sub-Saharan Africa to understand the pharmacists' interest and attitude towards pharmacy practice-research. We aimed to assess the community pharmacists' interest and attitude towards pharmacy practice-research in Ethiopia. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among community pharmacists in eight major cities in Ethiopia. A validated 25-item self-administered questionnaire covering interest and attitude related to pharmacy practice-research was distributed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612023/perception-of-community-pharmacists-towards-dispensing-errors-in-community-pharmacy-setting-in-gondar-town-northwest-ethiopia
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Dessalegn Asmelashe Gelayee, Gashaw Binega Mekonnen
BACKGROUND: Dispensing errors are inevitable occurrences in community pharmacies across the world. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify the community pharmacists' perception towards dispensing errors in the community pharmacies in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 47 community pharmacists selected through convenience sampling. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20. Descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test, and Pearson's Chi-square test of independence were conducted with P ≤ 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609228/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-an-innovative-immunization-practice-model-designed-to-improve-population-health-results-of-the-project-impact-immunizations-pilot
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Benjamin M Bluml, Kelly A Brock, Scott Hamstra, Lisa Tonrey
The goal of the initiative was to evaluate the impact of an innovative practice model on identification of unmet vaccination needs and vaccination rates. This was accomplished through a prospective, multisite, observational study in 8 community pharmacy practices with adults receiving an influenza vaccine with a documented vaccination forecast review from October 22, 2015 through March 22, 2016. When patients presented for influenza vaccinations, pharmacists utilized immunization information systems (IIS) data at the point of care to identify unmet vaccination needs, educate patients, and improve vaccination rates...
June 13, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606909/-treated-as-a-number-not-treated-as-a-person-a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-perceived-barriers-to-effective-pain-management-of-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Muhammad Abdul Hadi, David Phillip Alldred, Michelle Briggs, Kathryn Marczewski, S José Closs
OBJECTIVES: To identify barriers to effective pain management encountered by patients with chronic pain within the UK's National Health Service (NHS). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of face-to-face, semistructured qualitative interviews using thematic analysis. SETTING: A community-based chronic pain clinic jointly managed by a nurse and pharmacist located in the North of England. PARTICIPANTS: Nineteen adult (>18 years) patients with chronic pain discharged from a pain clinic, with the ability to understand and speak the English language...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602784/pharmacists-performing-hepatitis-c-antibody-point-of-care-screening-in-a-community-pharmacy-a-pilot-project
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Betty J Dong, Maria Lopez, Jennifer Cocohoba
OBJECTIVES: To describe the first community pharmacy-based hepatitis C antibody (HCV-Ab) point-of-care (POC) screening program and its outcomes in California. SETTING: Community pharmacy. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Community pharmacists perform HCV-Ab POC testing, counsel patients about HCV transmission and prevention, and provide linkage to care. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Pharmacists implement an HCV-Ab POC screening program in collaboration with the local public health department...
June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597176/self-management-research-of-asthma-and-good-drug-use-smaragd-study-a-pilot-trial
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Esther Kuipers, Michel Wensing, Peter de Smet, Martina Teichert
Background Community pharmacists play an important role in supporting patients for optimal drug use. Objective To assess the effectiveness of monitoring in asthma patients with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on disease control. Setting Asthma patients using ICS were invited from two intervention (IG) and two control pharmacies (CG). Method Participating patients completed questionnaires at the study start and at 6-month follow-up, including the Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) questionnaire...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583302/implementation-of-a-mental-health-medication-management-intervention-in-australian-community-pharmacies-facilitators-and-challenges
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H Laetitia Hattingh, Fiona Kelly, Jane Fowler, Amanda J Wheeler
BACKGROUND: Community pharmacists are in an ideal position to promote and provide mental health medication management services. However, formalised or structured pharmacy services to support consumers with mental health conditions are scarce. Australian mental health consumers indicated a need for targeted community pharmacy mental health services which presented an opportunity to develop an intervention that were integrated with remunerated professional services. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to pilot a mental health medication management intervention in Australian community pharmacies...
May 29, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583300/testing-evidence-routine-practice-using-an-implementation-framework-to-embed-a-clinically-proven-asthma-service-in-australian-community-pharmacy
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Joanne M Fuller, Bandana Saini, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Victoria Garcia Cardenas, Shalom I Benrimoj, Carol Armour
INTRODUCTION: Community pharmacists are well placed and evidence clearly demonstrates that they can be suitably trained to deliver professional services that improve the management of asthma patients in clinical, economic and humanistic terms. However the gap between this evidence and practice reality remains wide. In this study we measure the implementation process as well as the service benefits of an asthma service model. METHODS: Using an effectiveness-implementation hybrid design, a defined implementation process (progression from Exploration through Preparation and Testing to Operation stages) supporting an asthma service (promoting asthma control and inhaler technique) was tested in 17 community pharmacies across metropolitan Sydney...
May 30, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576963/the-role-of-pharmacists-in-the-opioid-epidemic-an-examination-of-pharmacist-focused-initiatives-across-the-united-states-and-north-carolina
#15
Victoria Reynolds, Holly Causey, Jerry McKee, Vera Reinstein, Andrew Muzyk
A pharmacy presence on national, state, and local levels is helping to address the opioid epidemic. This article will comment on and examine how pharmacists are working together with the health care team and community to address the opioid crisis.
May 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576962/innovative-community-pharmacy-practice-models-in-north-carolina
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Nathan Hemberg, Drew Huggins, Natasha Michaels, Joe Moose
There are several different types and sizes of community pharmacies ranging from large chains to small individually owned pharmacies. Community pharmacies are located in supermarkets, drugstores, big box stores, and even shopping malls in neighborhoods across North Carolina. Pharmacists are the most accessible health professionals and the ones that many patients see most frequently. Many pharmacists provide services long after other health care professionals' offices have closed. The traditional role of the pharmacist-the health care professional who dispenses prescriptions written by doctors-is changing...
May 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576955/health-care-systems-and-transitions-of-care-implication-on-interdisciplinary-pharmacy-services
#17
Paul W Bush, Rowell Daniels
Effective medication management is critical to successful patient outcomes. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working within North Carolina Health Systems provide a variety of services that aid in those successful outcomes. By leveraging the North Carolina Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner designation along with integrated health records, health system pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide expert clinical support to patients. Services such as medication history collection, discharge medication dispensing and counseling, post discharge clinic engagement, and drug therapy management are all components of an even larger number of strategic health system pharmacy assets that aid in the care of patients whether they are admitted to hospitals, seen in clinics, or cared for in the community...
May 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574154/what-role-could-community-pharmacists-in-malaysia-play-in-diabetes-self-management-education-and-support-the-views-of-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
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E Lyn Lee, Pei Se Wong, Ming Yeong Tan, Janie Sheridan
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the experiences and views of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) on their diabetes self-management and potential roles for community pharmacists in diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) in Malaysia. METHODS: A qualitative study, using semi-structured, face-to-face interviews, was conducted with patients with T2D attending a primary care health clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed inductively...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569516/-the-fate-of-jewish-pharmacists-from-the-czech-lands-during-the-holocaust
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Tomáš Arndt, František Dohnal
The authors describe the lives of several Jewish pharmacists and their families who lived and worked in the Czech Lands during the years 1918-1945. Their stories represented a typical mosaic, which corresponds to the fate of the Jewish community in the Czech Lands during World War II - all lost their property and the majority of them were murdered or lost their immediate families. Only a few of them succeeded to survive thanks to early emigration. Some of them lived until the liberation of the concentration camp Theresienstadt, too...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562498/development-and-feasibility-of-an-academic-detailing-intervention-to-improve-prescription-drug-monitoring-program-use-among-physicians
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Kelly S Barth, Sarah Ball, Rachel S Adams, Ruslan Nikitin, Nikki R Wooten, Zaina P Qureshi, Mary J Larson
INTRODUCTION: South Carolina (SC) ranks 10th in opioid prescriptions per capita-33% higher than the national average. SC is also home to a large military and veteran population, and prescription opioid use for chronic pain is alarmingly common among veterans, especially those returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. This article describes the background and development of an academic detailing (AD) educational intervention to improve use of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program among SC physicians who serve military members and veterans...
April 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
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