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Improving Compliance Among Elderly Polypharmacy Users Through Community Pharmacy Based Pharmaceutical Care Program

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00916214
First Posted: June 9, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2011
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Collaborator:
Ministry of Health and Prevention
Information provided by:
Ringkobing Love Apotek
  Purpose
The aim of the project is to evaluate effectiveness of a multidimensional pharmaceutical care plan in improving compliance among elderly polypharmacy users at community pharmacy settings. The specific objective of the project is to determine effects of pharmaceutical care program on medication adherence and persistence among elderly polypharmacy users.

Condition Intervention Phase
Polypharmacy Other: Pharmaceutical care program Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Improving Compliance Among Elderly Polypharmacy Users Through Community Pharmacy Based Pharmaceutical Care Program

Further study details as provided by Ringkobing Love Apotek:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change in medication adherence from run-in to the end of phase 1 [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • persistence of mean medication adherence [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention Other: Pharmaceutical care program
The pharmaceutical care program consists of 2 elements, that includes individualized medication education and regular follow up

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Both men and woman aged more than 65 years and taking more than 2 drugs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inhabitants of nursing homes
  • People receiving unit dose dispensing of medicine
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00916214


Locations
Denmark
Ringkøbing Løve Apotek
Ringkøbing, Denmark, 6950
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ringkobing Love Apotek
Ministry of Health and Prevention
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Muhammad Saeed Ringkøbing apotek
  More Information

Responsible Party: Muhammad Saeed, Ringkøbing Løve Apotek
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00916214     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RLA Trial
First Submitted: June 1, 2009
First Posted: June 9, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2011
Last Verified: September 2009