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THE ROLE OF PHARMACIST IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Venkata Rohit Kumar Chandolu*, V. Satyanarayana, K.N. Satish Babu, J.N. Suresh Kumar

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Back ground: The study carried out to determine the effect of drug therapy in asthmatic patients. It is mainly explained the up to date information about how to take the medications in asthmatic condition & frequency of dose, route of administration, epidemiology, signs & symptoms, pathophysiology of asthmatic patients. This article describes strongly recommended regarding the management of asthma. Objectives: To assess medication knowledge of patients with help of questionnaire. To assess the effect of patient counseling on medication knowledge. To assess the Quality Of Life. To find out the needs of patients regarding medication consultation. Methods: This study was conducted as a randomized prospective study on 100 asthmatic patients through the period of august 2015 to march 2016. Counseling produced a significant improvement in the quality of life. Assessment of outcome of this study needs long term follow up of patients, so it was not best carried out within the study period. Conclusion: The impact of patient counseling medication knowledge on asthma and its complication and quality of life was carried out at KONASEMA INSTITUE OF MEDICAL SCIENCIES, AMALAPURAM, East Godavari dist., Andhra Pradesh. Compared was made among the study population between the before intervention and after intervention. It also helped in improved Quality of life of the patient. Moreover, a good professional rapport has been built between Pharmacist and patients.

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