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American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. 2014, 2(5B), 17-22
DOI: 10.12691/ajps-2-5B-5
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Role of Pharmacist in Improving Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in Hypertensive Pateints in Pakistan

Muhammad Masoom Akhtar1, , Akbar Waheed2, Dilnawaz Sheikh3 and Azhar Hussain1

1Department of Pharmacy, Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan

2Department of Pharmacology, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

3Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, Sharae Madina Al Hikmah,Karachi, Pakistan

Pub. Date: December 04, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optimizing Patient Care through Effective Pharmacy Practice Models)

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Muhammad Masoom Akhtar, Akbar Waheed, Dilnawaz Sheikh and Azhar Hussain. Role of Pharmacist in Improving Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in Hypertensive Pateints in Pakistan. American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. 2014; 2(5B):17-22. doi: 10.12691/ajps-2-5B-5


Health related quality of life (HRQoL) is used to measure both the present health status and the impact of health care interventions on the patients. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the improvement in health related quality of life of the hypertensive patients after pharmaceutical care provided by pharmacist in Pakistan. A repeated measure prospective intervention study was conducted at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 286 hypertensive patients were enrolled at baseline, out which 116 patients kept enrolled till the end of the study. After taking the demographic data at baseline, the health related quality of life was measured by using the Urdu version of generic EQ-5D instrument of Euroqol Group at baselines and follow up visits after 2 months, 4 months and 6 months. All the data was entered and analyzed by using SPSS version 16. Paired t test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient were performed to compare EQ-5D values and association between baselines and follow up visits. The EQ-5D Index score and EQ-5D VAS score were 0.8789 ± 0.17993 and 65.56 ± 16.67 at baseline which were raised to 0.9276 ± 0.1392 and 78.00 ± 12.649 respectively after 6 months. The study showed that health related quality of life of these hypertensive patients were significantly improved after pharmaceutical care interventions.

Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) EuroQol five-dimension scale (EQ-5D) Health related quality of life (HRQoL) Systolic blood pressure (SBP)

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