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Title: Evaluation of a Community Pharmacy-Based Intervention for Improving Patient Adherence to Antihypertensives: a Randomised Controlled Trial
Authors: Lau, Rosalind
Stewart, Kay
McNamara, Kevin Peter
Jackson, Shane L
Hughes, Jeffery D
Peterson, Gregory M
Bortoletto, Diana A
McDowell, Jenny
Bailey, Michael J
Hsueh, Arthur
George, Johnson
Keywords: Public health
Primary health care
Australia
Greater Green Triangle
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: BioMed Central Health Services Research
Citation: Lau, R., Stewart, K., & McNamara, K. et al. 2010. Evaluation of a community pharmacy-based intervention for improving patient adherence to antihypertensives: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 10:34.
Abstract: The majority of patients using antihypertensive medications fail to achieve their recommended target blood pressure. Poor daily adherence with medication regimens and a lack of persistence with medication use are two of the major reasons for failure to reach target blood pressure. There is no single intervention to improve adherence with antihypertensives that is consistently effective. Community pharmacists are in an ideal position to promote adherence to chronic medications. This study aims to test a specific intervention package that could be integrated into the community pharmacy workflow to enable pharmacists to improve patient adherence and/or persistence with antihypertensive medications - Hypertension Adherence Program in Pharmacy (HAPPY).
Description: The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/10/34
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25706
ISSN: 1472-6963
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