alexa Abstract | Assessment of Drug Related Problems in Patients with Chronic Diseases through Health Status Survey in a South Indian Rural Community Setting

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Short Communication Open Access


A prospective study has been carried out to assess the incidence, prevalence and cost implications of drugrelated problems in patients with chronic diseases dwelling in a south Indian rural community setting. Details of patients with chronic diseases were recorded in a suitably designed data collection form and assessed for the potential drug-related problems in the prescriptions with the patient’s consent. Hepler and Strand classification was used to categorize the identified drug related problems. Each drug-related problem was assessed for its significance level and graded either as minor, moderate or major based on expected clinical outcome. Cost implications due to drug-related problems were also evaluated. During the study period, the research pharmacist visited 550 houses and interviewed 2370 people. Among the interviewed individuals, 215 (8.36%) people were found with chronic diseases. A total of 90 drug-related problems were observed in the patients’ prescriptions who met the study criteria. Noncompliance (22), untreated indications (18) and drug interactions (14) were the most commonly found drug-related problems. Among all drug-related problem’s, 9 drug related problems were graded as major, 37 were moderate and 44 were minor in severity. It is estimated that, a sum of 84 64 950 rupees could have been saved through the pharmacist intervention.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): R Adepu and P K Adusumilli


Drug related problems, house survey, chronic diseases, pharmacist intervention

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version