A pharmacy asthma service achieves a change in patient responses from increased awareness to taking responsibility for their asthma

Naik-Panvelkar, Pradnya, Saini, Bandana, LeMay, Kate S, Emmerton, Lynne M, Stewart, Kay, Burton, Deborah L, Bosnic-Anticevich, Sinthia Z, Krass, Ines, Smith, Lorraine D and Armour, Carol L (2015) A pharmacy asthma service achieves a change in patient responses from increased awareness to taking responsibility for their asthma. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23 3: 182-191. doi:10.1111/ijpp.12134


Author Naik-Panvelkar, Pradnya
Saini, Bandana
LeMay, Kate S
Emmerton, Lynne M
Stewart, Kay
Burton, Deborah L
Bosnic-Anticevich, Sinthia Z
Krass, Ines
Smith, Lorraine D
Armour, Carol L
Title A pharmacy asthma service achieves a change in patient responses from increased awareness to taking responsibility for their asthma
Journal name International Journal of Pharmacy Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2042-7174
0961-7671
Publication date 2015-06-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ijpp.12134
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 182
End page 191
Total pages 10
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives
If novel health services are to be implemented and sustained in practice, the perceptions and views of patients form a critical part of their evaluation. The aims of this study were to explore patient's perceptions and experiences with a pharmacy asthma service and to investigate if there was a change over time.

Methods
Interviews and focus groups were conducted with patients participating in the asthma service at three time points. Data were transcribed verbatim and thematically analyzed using a framework approach.

Key findings
The service led to an enhanced awareness and understanding of asthma, changes in participants’ beliefs and attitudes towards asthma management, changes in asthma-related health behaviours and improved self-efficacy. Participants were very positive about the service and the role of the pharmacist in asthma management. There was a shift in participant perceptions and views, from being at an abstract level in those who had completed just one visit of the service to a more experiential level in those who had experienced the entire comprehensive asthma service.

Conclusions
A sustained experience/multiple visits in a service may lead to more concrete changes in patient perceptions of severity, beliefs, health behaviours and enhanced self-efficacy and control. The study highlights a need for such asthma services in the community.
Keyword asthma
community pharmacy
delivery of care
patient satisfaction
primary care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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