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Development, validation and implementation of continuous professional development programmes for community pharmacists.

Adepu R, Shariff A - Indian J Pharm Sci (2010)

Bottom Line: Data was analyzed by applying suitable statistical methods using InStat version 3.01 statistical software.A statistically significant (P<0.05) improvement was observed in post training knowledge attitude and practice scores and in post training scores of individual training sessions.The study findings conclude that continuous training updates the knowledge and skills in practicing the pharmaceutical care in their pharmacies.

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Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, SS Nagara, Mysore-570 015, India.

ABSTRACT
In India, structured continuous professional development modules are not available to update the knowledge and skills of the practicing community pharmacists. A prospective study was designed to develop, validate and implement continuous professional development modules and to assess the impact of training programme on knowledge and skills of community pharmacists. Modules were developed by referring to standard texts and data bases and were validated for the content. The impact of training programme on pharmacists' knowledge and skills was assessed using suitably designed pre and post training knowledge attitude and practice questionnaires, pre and post training questionnaires for individual continuous professional development training sessions, pre and post training patient counseling skill assessment, blood pressure measurement skill assessment and capillary blood glucose check-up skill assessment check-lists. Data was analyzed by applying suitable statistical methods using InStat version 3.01 statistical software. Fourty eight community pharmacists were enrolled in to the study. A statistically significant (P<0.05) improvement was observed in post training knowledge attitude and practice scores and in post training scores of individual training sessions. A statistically significant (P<0.05) improvement was also observed in post training scores of professional skills such as Patient counseling, capillary blood glucose recording and blood pressure measurement skills. The study findings conclude that continuous training updates the knowledge and skills in practicing the pharmaceutical care in their pharmacies.

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Percentage improvement in participants knowledge in continuous professional development sessions
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Mentions: At every CPD session, the impact of CPD session on knowledge of pharmacists was assessed using suitably designed pre and post training questionnaires. In every CPD session statistically significant improvement in pharmacists’ knowledge was observed. The pre and post training scores in each CPD session is presented in Table 3. The study results have shown that the percentage improvement from baseline was improved to 12.91% (pharmaceutical care), 13.63% (health screening services), 15.2% (drug-interactions), 21.25% (HIV and AIDS), 17.4% (diabetes mellitus), 20% (tuberculosis), 23.3% (hypertension), 34.06% (asthma), 20% (peptic ulcer disease) and 15.8% (iron deficiency anaemia). This indicates that the CPD sessions had helped the pharmacists to gain more knowledge regarding diseases and pharmaceutical care services which is an essential element during the practice as a professional. The data on percentage improvement is presented in fig. 1.


Development, validation and implementation of continuous professional development programmes for community pharmacists.

Adepu R, Shariff A - Indian J Pharm Sci (2010)

Percentage improvement in participants knowledge in continuous professional development sessions
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Percentage improvement in participants knowledge in continuous professional development sessions
Mentions: At every CPD session, the impact of CPD session on knowledge of pharmacists was assessed using suitably designed pre and post training questionnaires. In every CPD session statistically significant improvement in pharmacists’ knowledge was observed. The pre and post training scores in each CPD session is presented in Table 3. The study results have shown that the percentage improvement from baseline was improved to 12.91% (pharmaceutical care), 13.63% (health screening services), 15.2% (drug-interactions), 21.25% (HIV and AIDS), 17.4% (diabetes mellitus), 20% (tuberculosis), 23.3% (hypertension), 34.06% (asthma), 20% (peptic ulcer disease) and 15.8% (iron deficiency anaemia). This indicates that the CPD sessions had helped the pharmacists to gain more knowledge regarding diseases and pharmaceutical care services which is an essential element during the practice as a professional. The data on percentage improvement is presented in fig. 1.

Bottom Line: Data was analyzed by applying suitable statistical methods using InStat version 3.01 statistical software.A statistically significant (P<0.05) improvement was observed in post training knowledge attitude and practice scores and in post training scores of individual training sessions.The study findings conclude that continuous training updates the knowledge and skills in practicing the pharmaceutical care in their pharmacies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, SS Nagara, Mysore-570 015, India.

ABSTRACT
In India, structured continuous professional development modules are not available to update the knowledge and skills of the practicing community pharmacists. A prospective study was designed to develop, validate and implement continuous professional development modules and to assess the impact of training programme on knowledge and skills of community pharmacists. Modules were developed by referring to standard texts and data bases and were validated for the content. The impact of training programme on pharmacists' knowledge and skills was assessed using suitably designed pre and post training knowledge attitude and practice questionnaires, pre and post training questionnaires for individual continuous professional development training sessions, pre and post training patient counseling skill assessment, blood pressure measurement skill assessment and capillary blood glucose check-up skill assessment check-lists. Data was analyzed by applying suitable statistical methods using InStat version 3.01 statistical software. Fourty eight community pharmacists were enrolled in to the study. A statistically significant (P<0.05) improvement was observed in post training knowledge attitude and practice scores and in post training scores of individual training sessions. A statistically significant (P<0.05) improvement was also observed in post training scores of professional skills such as Patient counseling, capillary blood glucose recording and blood pressure measurement skills. The study findings conclude that continuous training updates the knowledge and skills in practicing the pharmaceutical care in their pharmacies.

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