Effectiveness of an educational tool (handy- gsp) for pharmacists to improve their quality of counselling on inhaler use for asthma

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SAMARANAYAKE, Nithushi (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, B.Pharm - Department of Allied HealthSciences, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)
  • Co-author(s): Yohan Balasundaram: B.Pharm - Department of Allied HealthSciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    Thulshan Jayathilaka: B.Pharm - Department of Allied HealthSciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    Nithushi Samaranayake: B.Pharm - Department of Allied HealthSciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    Chandanie Wanigatunge: Pharmacology , Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    A non-randomized clinical trial was conducted to assess effectiveness of Handy-GSP (Handy-Guide, Handy-Sticker and Handy-Poster). The tool was limited to metered dose inhaler (MDI) and dry powder inhaler-rotahaler (DPI). Intervention was conducted in 7 selected community pharmacies (CP) (35 pharmacists). Another CP (33 pharmacists) was the..

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