1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Manglore-574143.
2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Manglore-574143.
3Department of Pharmaceutics, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Manglore-574143
Home Medicines Review (HMR) is a health care service aimed to address various home medication management (HMM) issues which includes services like maximizing knowledge regarding disease and its management. HMM issues are highly prevalent in geriatric patients owing to their chronic diseases like hypertension. The study aimed to educate hypertensive geriatrics about management of pharmacotherapeutic issues by providing HMR at their residences. The main objective of the study was to assess the impact of HMR in hypertensive geriatric patients in Dakshina Kannada. The study included 50 subjects of either gender over the course of 6 months on improving patient knowledge. A pre-validated questionnaire was used to analyse and categorise disease & drug knowledge (poor, good) out of which 50% of participants had poor knowledge and the other 50% had good knowledge. Pre-intervention study included pharmacist's interventions by oral counselling using PIL, pill card, pill box, medication reminder alarms and mobile apps. After 2 months, post-intervention study showed improvement in knowledge level. In conclusion findings suggested pharmacist-led HMR is effective in improving patient health outcomes and highlights the potential of HCPS to improve disease insight and HMM among hypertensive patients, provided if the service is utilised fully.
Satish S., Ashika M.*, Ramakrishna Shabaraya A., A Community Based Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Home Medication Review Based On Their Knowledge About Disease And Drugs In Hypertensive Geriatric Patients Of Dakshina Kannada, Int. J. in Pharm. Sci., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 11, 326-335. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10138421