Benefits of individualized counseling by the pharmacist on the treatment outcomes of hyperlipidemia in Hong Kong
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香港中文大學研究人員
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摘要A prospective controlled study on the benefits of pharmacists' individualized counseling on drug compliance, cholesterol concentration reduction, attainment of National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goals, and patient satisfaction was carried out in a private community hospital in Hong Kong. All patients who were newly prescribed with lipid-lowering drugs for primary prevention were included. The patients in the individualized counseling group received "intense" counseling and follow-up of cholesterol concentration by a pharmacist for 3 months. The control group received routine counseling. Fifty patients completed the study (26 in the individualized group, 24 in the control group). Compliance was assessed, and those patients who achieved 75% compliance were defined as compliers. In the individualized group, 76.9% were compliers compared with 41.7% in the control group (p < 0.01). The individualized group achieved 28.3%, 27.7%, and 26.1% reduction in total cholesterol, LDL-C, and triglycerides, respectively, compared with 15.3%, 16.3%, and 10.6% in the control group (p < 0.05 for all). Also in the individualized group, 80.8% achieved the ATP III LDL-C goals compared to 58.3% in the control group (p < 0.05). Of patients in the individualized group, 85% felt that the pharmacist counseling service could improve their disease management. The study demonstrated that pharmacists' individualized counseling, together with the assessment of cholesterol concentrations, hod positive impacts on the management of hyperlipidemia, including improved drug compliance, better treatment endpoints, and patient satisfaction.
著者Lee SSC, Cheung PYP, Chow MSS
期刊名稱Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
出版年份2004
月份6
日期1
卷號44
期次6
出版社SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
頁次632 - 639
國際標準期刊號0091-2700
電子國際標準期刊號1552-4604
語言英式英語
關鍵詞cardiovascular disease; drug compliance; hyperlipidemia; individualized counseling; pharmacists
Web of Science 學科類別Pharmacology & Pharmacy; PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACY

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