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Impact of Pharmacist Counselling on Clozapine Knowledge

Overview of attention for article published in Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, January 2017
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Title
Impact of Pharmacist Counselling on Clozapine Knowledge
Published in
Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, January 2017
DOI 10.1155/2017/6120970
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Authors

Ciara Ní Dhubhlaing, Ailish Young, Laura J. Sahm

Abstract

Clozapine is the only antipsychotic with evidence for efficacy in treatment of resistant schizophrenia but it carries a high side effect burden. Patient information is provided but may be poorly retained. This study aims to examine the impact of pharmacist counselling upon patient knowledge of clozapine. Outpatients, aged 18 years and over, attending St. Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin, participated in this study between June and August 2015. The intervention consisted of pharmacist counselling on two occasions one month apart. Knowledge was assessed using a 28-point checklist devised from the currently available clozapine patient information sources, at baseline and after each counselling session. Ethics approval was obtained. Twenty-five participants (40% female; mean age 45.1 years, SD 9.82; 64% unemployed, 28% smokers) showed an improvement in knowledge scores of clozapine from baseline to postcounselling on each occasion with an overall improvement in knowledge score, from baseline to postcounselling at one month, of 39.43%; p < 0.001. This study adds to the evidence that interventions involving pharmacist counselling can improve patient knowledge, whilst the specific knowledge gained relating to recognition of side effects may help patients towards more empowerment regarding their treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 23%
Other 5 16%
Researcher 4 13%
Librarian 3 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 6 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 23%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 19%
Psychology 4 13%
Social Sciences 3 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 8 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 March 2019.
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#3,386,349
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Outputs from Schizophrenia Research and Treatment
#13
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#72,273
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Outputs of similar age from Schizophrenia Research and Treatment
#1
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