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Evaluation of a hospital pharmacy-based pharmaceutical care services for asthma patients

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Author(s): Abdelhamid E | Awad A | Gismallah A

Journal: Pharmacy Practice
ISSN 1885-642X

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 25;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Asthma | Pharmacists | Pharmaceutical Services | Sudan

ABSTRACT
Objectives: To implement and assess hospital-based pharmaceutical care services for patients with asthma.Methods: A prospective, randomized, controlled study was conducted in Shaab teaching hospital, Khartoum, Sudan. Patients were allocated randomly either in the intervention group (60) or control group (40) patients. The drug therapy of asthma for the patients in the intervention group was reviewed by a trained pharmacist, and interventions were suggested to the attending physicians for the identified problems. Intervention patients received comprehensive medication counselling and asthma education every 2 weeks, while the control group received the routine medical consultation and dispensing services. The outcome measures were recorded using structured forms at baseline and monitored during a follow-up of every two weeks for 6 months in both groups. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 13, level of significance was p
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