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KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF HOSPITAL PHARMACIST TOWARD PHARMACEUTICAL CARE IN KHARTOUM STATE

Amro Hashim Mohammed* and Mohammed Elhassan Shayoub

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Background: The philosophy of pharmaceutical care has beenaccepted worldwide, as the primary mission of pharmacy;pharmaceutical care mandates that practitioners not only dispensemedications, but also assume responsibility for improving the qualityof patients' outcomes. Design: This is a descriptive cross-sectionalsurvey research by questionnaire. Objectives: The aim of the study isto describe the current pharmacy practice in hospitals in Khartoumstate at Sudan, explore the knowledge and awareness of hospitalpharmacists to implement pharmaceutical care practice. Method: Aquestionnaire was designed to explore the hospital pharmacist’s understanding, knowledgeand their perceptions on the philosophy of pharmaceutical care, barriers and also the currentpharmacy practice. The cross-sectional study was conducted, which involve exploring andcollecting data from hospital pharmacists in Khartoum state using the self-administeredquestionnaire approach. The mode of data collection chosen was a self- administeredquestionnaire. In a sample of 115 hospital pharmacists from a hospitals in Khartoum state.The data was collected and analyzed using the SPSS ver.16 (Statistical Package for the SocialSciences). Result: The respondent demographic Characteristic were collected and analyzed.The median age were found to be 25 years old, 77% are female, 41.7% had experience lessthan 2 years. Related to the knowledge and awareness of the hospital pharmacist amongrespondent using one sample t-test a total mark of scale was 30, a mean was compared to thevalue 18 there is significant deferent. Conclusion: The current practice of hospitalpharmacists in Sudan needs further improvement. Knowledge and awareness is low aboutpharmaceutical care, continuous education programs would be an important approach for improving pharmacists’ knowledge of pharmaceutical care, identifying and realizing the role of pharmacists in the management of different diseases.

Keywords: Hospital pharmacists, Current roles, Pharmaceutical care, Khartoum.


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