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A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY ON THE CASCADE ACTIVITIES OF CLINICAL PHARMACIST REGARDING DIABETES MELLITUS AMONG RURAL MASSES NEAR CAPITAL CITY OF AMARAVATHI, GUNTUR

Poornachand Tadisetti*, Kishore Kumar Y., Gnana Deepak B., Vivekreddy T., Sharmila Nirojini P. and Rama Rao Nadendla

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Background: Diabetes has become a major health care problem in India with an estimated 66.8 million people suffering from this condition and the level of morbidity and mortality due to diabetes and its potential complications are enormous, and pose significant healthcare burdens on both families and society. Aim & Objectives: To monitor Medication adherence, Impact of patient counseling, Quality of life and co morbidities among Diabetic subjects in rural settings. Methodology: Cross sectional House hold study from December 2016 to May 2017. Results and Findings: The findings among the study population includes the overall diabetic subjects constitute about 44.38 per cent, diabetic and hypertensive subjects includes 22.19 per cent and Diabetic and Thyroid subjects includes 5.86 per cent. The other important aspects of this study is that the Impact of patient counseling constitutes about 26.55 per cent.The subjects who are adhered to treatment regimen includes about 57.73 per cent and the demographic details of sample shows that the 57.60 per cent are literates and 82.16 per cent of subjects are on mixed diet. The adherence is assessed by Morisky scale and Quality of life is assessed by help of structured questionnaire. Conclusion: Based on the study results it is clear that clinical pharmacist together with physician play a major role in improving the glycemic control and medication adherence in type 2 DM patients which directly shows impact on health related quality of life.

Keywords: Medication adherence, Co morbidities, Quality of life, Cross sectional study.


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