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IMPACT OF PHARMACEUTICAL CARE IN POST DISCHARGE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE

Nithish Shyamlal V. K.* and Gowtham M.

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The aim of the randomized prospective study was to assess the importance of pharmaceutical care in heart failure patients for improving their medication adherence and quality of life. since; this syndrome is associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity, including hospital readmission thereby posing a significant societal burden. The results showed that patient compliance during follow up was found to be 96.24% and for Intervention group it was reported as 95.95%. Readmission rate for intervention was found to be 40% in 22 patients and that of control was 47.65% in 23 patients. By participating in this study the quality of life of the patients in the Intervention Group was stabilized in several subscales indicating that the quality of life can be altered by patient counselling. Also, it was observed that pharmacist intervention had only a limited effect on health related quality life outcomes in Chronic heart Failure (CHF).

Keywords: Heart failure, Medication adherence, Patient compliance, Quality life, Intervention.


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