Outcomes of the Collaborative Drug Therapy Management by Pharmacist in Caring Patients with Type 2 Diabetes at Banwiang Health Promoting Hospital, Phrae Province

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Kwanjai Permpoon
Chabaphai Phosuya
Wannakamol Sonsingh


Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate outcomes of type 2 diabetic patient care using Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) by pharmacist. The CDTM was a process of health services with allows pharmacists to work under an authorization protocol by the physicians. Methods: This Quasi-experimental study was comparison outcomes of type 2 diabetic patient care using Collaborative Drug Therapy Management at Banwiang Health Promoting Hospital (CDTM group) with the usual care at Namlao Health Promoting Hospital (control group). The outcomes were clinical outcomes self-management knowledge self-management behavior and drug related problems. The study was conducted from September 2013 to March 2014. The patient participating till completion of the study were 80 of type 2 diabetic patients (40 patients in each group) with poor glycemic control (HbA1clevel ≥ 7%). Results: Patients in the CDTM group had significantly improvement in fasting plasma glucose level (p=0.049) than those in the control group. However, HbA1c level was not significantly different. Regarding self-management knowledge, the two groups were statistically different in disease, medication and exercise/health care (p=0.036, 0.015, 0.010 respectively) including self-management behavior in medication/treatment and exercise/health care (p=0.004, 0.026 respectively). In addition, the resolved of drug related problems in CDTM group was significantly greater than in the control group (p=0.002). Furthermore, the modification of medication in CDTM group was significantly greater than those in the control group (p=0.002). Conclusion: The results from this study indicated Type 2 diabetic patient care using CDTM by pharmacist improved the clinical outcomes self-management knowledge, self-management behavior and the resolve of drug related problem.

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