Data Entry: Please note that the research database will be replaced by UNIverse by the end of October 2023. Please enter your data into the system https://universe-intern.unibas.ch. Thanks

Login for users with Unibas email account...

Login for registered users without Unibas email account...

 
Patient knowledge about oral anticoagulation therapy assessed during an intermediate medication review in Swiss community pharmacies
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4606769
Author(s) Metaxas, Corina; Albert, Valerie; Habegger, Susanne; Messerli, Markus; Hersberger, Kurt E; Arnet, Isabelle
Author(s) at UniBasel Arnet, Isabelle
Albert, Valerie
Metaxas, Corina
Messerli, Markus
Hersberger, Kurt
Year 2020
Title Patient knowledge about oral anticoagulation therapy assessed during an intermediate medication review in Swiss community pharmacies
Journal Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
Volume 8
Number 2
Pages / Article-Number nn
Keywords medication review; oral anticoagulation; patient medication knowledge
Abstract

Therapy with oral anticoagulation (OAC) can be challenging, especially in high risk groups such as chronic patients. Gaps in patient knowledge about OAC are linked to reduced effectiveness and safety of treatment. The objectives of this study were i) to assess OAC knowledge gathered during an intermediate medication review (MR) in patients taking vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC); ii) to assess OAC knowledge two weeks after the MR, and iii) to evaluate patient satisfaction with the MR service in community pharmacies.; Chronic OAC patients were invited for a regular MR service in Swiss community pharmacies, the so-called "Polymedication-Check" (PMC). OAC knowledge was assessed with seven newly generated items asked face-to-face during a PMC and by telephone two weeks later. Knowledge gaps, pharmacists' spontaneous interventions, and patient satisfaction were documented by observing pharmacy students. Treatment groups were compared.; Of all patients (n = 81), the number of patients with one or more knowledge gaps decreased from 66% to 31.3% after PMC (; p; < 0.001). NOAC patients (n = 31) had more knowledge gaps than VKA patients (n = 50;; p; < 0.05). Most patients (98.6%) were satisfied with the counselling provided by the pharmacists.; The majority of chronic OAC patients shows knowledge gaps. Although spontaneous, the provision of tailored education during a PMC increased patient OAC knowledge.

ISSN/ISBN 2226-4787
Full Text on edoc
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.3390/pharmacy8020054
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32231095
   

MCSS v5.8 PRO. 0.333 sec, queries - 0.000 sec ©Universität Basel  |  Impressum   |    
14/04/2024