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Mechanisms of Pharmacists Interventions on Medication Management and Adherence in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

  • Author / Creator
    Omran, Dima
  • Optimal management of type 2 diabetes requires a collaborative, team-based approach; however, the role of pharmacists on these teams has not been well-defined. In the first study of this thesis, a systematic review examined components of pharmacist interventions to improve adherence to oral antidiabetic medications. The second study was a retrospective cohort analysis to determine how the pharmacist intervention in a randomized controlled trial achieved a significant improvement in blood pressure control. The systematic review identified that pharmacist interventions to improve adherence include educational strategies combined with behavioural, affective, or provider-targeted strategies. In the cohort study, the observed improvement in blood pressure was likely due to pharmacist interventions to optimize antihypertensive medication management rather than improve medication adherence. Pharmacists can be effective additions to collaborative care teams by providing education-based interventions to improve adherence and helping to optimize medication regimens to achieve treatment targets in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3QQ3R
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Specialization
    • pharmacy practice
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr. Scot Simpson (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Mark Makowsky (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
    • Dr. Lisa M. Guirguis (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
    • Dr. David Blackburn (College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan)