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Research Article

Volume 1 Issue 1

Augmented Effect of Counseling by Pharmacist in Hospitalized Cardiovascular Disease Patients: A Randomized Test of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice

Sandeep Patil, Deepak Verma, and Rahul Kohli

Published: September 07, 2021.

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Aims: The study was conducted on hospitalized patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and undergoing treatment for it, to evaluate the impact of clinical counseling by pharmacists in changing the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) outcomes.
Methods and Material: The patients were regularly counseled by written (distributing patient information leaflets) and oral (directly by the pharmacist) communication for nine months. Pharmaceutical care, comprising of patient education, was provided to 125 patients and KAP outcomes were evaluated. A set of 25 questions were asked to 107 patients, which included baseline and follow-up for the patients. In this study, the medications, disease, risk factors and lifestyle modifications of the patients were also considered.
Results: 107 patients had completed the study. In the study, the knowledge, attitude, and practice of the patients increase. Patient counseling showed a positive impact on the patients. KAP outcome was found to get improved significantly after the counseling.
Conclusions: Patient counseling by the clinical pharmacist improved the patient knowledge towards the disease. Moreover, a pharmacist can encourage the patient, so that they can play a pivotal role in succumbing disease.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, KAP outcome, pharmaceutical care, clinical counseling, and hospital care.