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Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease of longer duration and generally progressive in nature. COPD needs treatment throughout the life.
The main objective of the study is to determine whether pharmacist intervention improves the medication adherence in COPD patients. Participants were enrolled after providing and giving informed consent form.
Methodology: A prospective interventional study was conducted at the SVS a tertiary care hospital and government hospital in Mahabubnagar after getting the ethical committee permission.
Case note prescriptions were collected to observe the drugs used and an 8 item questionnaire was prepared and according to questions score was by using the Morisky medication adherence scale (MMAS). The questionnaires were used to know the medication adherence to treatment.
Results: A total of 60 patients were enrolled, out of which 35 were taken as control group who were not given any counseling and other 35 were taken as Intervention group who were given the counseling. The Morisky Medication Adherence showed the Value which was found to be highly significant i.e., <0.0001***.
Conclusion: The present study was undertaken to assess the knowledge of the patient about the disease and their adherence to therapy.
The main aim of the study is to assess medication adherence to treatment and the drug utilization pattern in COPD patients. Thus in this study the clinical pharmacist intervention brought an impact on adherence to therapy.
COPD, Medication adherence, MMAS, Chronic Bronchitis, Mechanical Ventilation