Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Medication Therapy Management among Hospital Pharmacists in Delta State, Nigeria

Akonoghrere Rita1*, Aghoja Ogheneovo1, Adje David1, Ogbonna Brian3, Oparah Azuka2 and Nwachukwu Angel4

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration, Faculty of Pharmacy, Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria
2Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Nigeria
3Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
4Central Hospital Warri, Delta State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Akonoghrere Rita, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration, Faculty of Pharmacy, Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria.

Received: June 03, 2020; Published: July 31, 2020

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Abstract

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) service provided by pharmacists aims at optimizing drug therapy and improving therapeutic outcomes for patients. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of MTM among hospital pharmacists in Delta State Nigeria. The study was a cross-sectional, descriptive survey. Overall, 115 copies of a validated 20 item questionnaire were distributed to hospital pharmacists in major towns in Delta state. Verbal consent was obtained from the respondents prior to administering the questionnaire. The filled questionnaires were collected, sorted and analysed. A total of 100 pharmacists participated in the study, of which 52 were females. The response rate was 86.96%; 94% of the respondents had a good knowledge of MTM. Most of the respondents felt that MTM encourages collaboration and cooperation between pharmacists and other health care professionals (95%), while 97% were willing to promote MTM in their hospital pharmacies. A total of 89 respondents use MTM tools to communicate and collaborate with other health care professionals to achieve optimal treatment outcomes. In conclusion, majority of the pharmacists had good knowledge of MTM, were willing to promote MTM and a few have started providing the service.

Keywords: Pharmacy Practice; Hospital Pharmacists’ Services; Nigeria, Medication Therapy Management; Medication Reconciliation; Pharmaceutical Care

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Citation

Citation: Akonoghrere Rita., et al. “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Medication Therapy Management among Hospital Pharmacists in Delta State, Nigeria” Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.8 (2020): 118-126.



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