Outcomes of Pharmaceutical care for Smoking Cessation in Asthmatic Outpatient at Smoking Cessation Clinic PRA-ARJAN-FAN-ARJARO Hospital

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Sasipong tipratchadaporn
Peeraya Somsaard
Pattarint Kittiboonyakun

Abstract

Introduction: This randomized controlled trial study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of pharmaceutical care for smoking cessation in asthmatic outpatients who were smoking and followed up at Smoking Cessation Clinic, PRA-ARJAN-FAN-ARJARO Hospital, Pannanikhom District, Sakol Nakhon. Method: Asthmatic pateint 60 volunteers who enrolled into the program were divided into two groups, including 30 volunteers in an intervention group and 30 volunteers in a control group. The intervention group received pharmaceutical care within 6 months. Results: After the 6-month follow up revealed that the intervention group had signifi cantly higher scores of knowledge of cigarettes 12.50+1.25 score than the control group 9.13+1.87 score, respectively (p<0.05), numbers of smoked cigarettes of the intervention group were signifi cantly lower than the control group (0.17+0.65 rolls and 24.23+3.89 rolls, respectively, p<0.05). The intervention group had mean of the Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) signifi cantly higher than the control group (419.67+56.30 L/min and 380.00+43.87 L/min, respectively, p<0.05). Mean scores of quality of life in the intervention group were signifi cantly higher than the control group (p<0.05). Conclusion: Overall, the provision of pharmaceutical care activities for the asthmatic outpatients can possibly help them to quit smoking and have better lung functions (PEFR) and the quality of life in patients has been improved after cigarette quit.

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Sasipong tipratchadaporn, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahasarakham University

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