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ASSESMENT OF PHARMACIST MEDIATED PATIENT COUENSILLING ON HYPERTENSION INCOMPLIANCE WITH QUALITY OF LIFE IN SOUTH INDIAN CITY

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Author(s): Biradar S S | Kapatae Rajashekhar | Reddy Srinivas | Raju S A

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 206;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: quality of life | hypertension | stroke | compliance.

ABSTRACT
To evaluate the effect of counseling in hypertensive patients in terms of their quality of life. A prospective interventional study was conducted in hypertensive patients. Suitably designed and validated Quality of life questionnaire (QOL) of hypertension was used to measure the Quality of life of hypertensive patents. Patients were then counseled at their two follow ups during their two months intervention period. After the completion of intervention score of patients were measured using the same Qol questionnaire. A total of 123 patients were enrolled and randomized into test and control groups, The effectiveness of counseling on test group and control group patients was evaluated by comparing the qol values before and after counseling by applying paired sampled T- test. Pharmacist provided counseling is effective in improving qol of patients towards the Hypertension management.

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