A pharmacy asthma service achieves a change in patient responses from increased awareness to taking responsibility for their asthma
|dc.identifier.citation||Naik-Panvelkar, P. and Saini, B. and LeMay, K. and Emmerton, L. and Stewart, K. and Burton, D. and Bosnic-Anticevich, S. et al. 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): pp. 182-191.|
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.
|dc.publisher||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd|
|dc.title||A pharmacy asthma service achieves a change in patient responses from increased awareness to taking responsibility for their asthma|
|dcterms.source.title||International Journal of Pharmacy Practice|
|curtin.department||School of Pharmacy|
|curtin.accessStatus||Open access via publisher|
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