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Effects of a Clinical Pharmacist Service on Health-related Quality of Life

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Susanna Wallerstedt, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden Identifier:
First received: November 18, 2009
Last updated: November 17, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The aim of the present study is to evaluate effects of a clinical pharmacist service on health-related quality of life and prescribing of drugs.

Condition Intervention
Quality of Life
Other: Pharmacist service

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effects of a Clinical Pharmacist Service on Health-related Quality of Life

Further study details as provided by Susanna Wallerstedt, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Prescribing of drugs [ Time Frame: Discharge from hospital ]

Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Pharmacist service,
The pharmacist service consists of medication review, drug treatment discussion with the patient, and a medication report.
Other: Pharmacist service
Medication Review, medication report
No Intervention: Control
Usual care

Detailed Description:
A randomized controlled trial is performed in two internal medicine wards at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to the wards during week days after decision of a ward physician or nurse if the medical condition allows inclusion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Exclusion criteria are poor Swedish language and planned discharge before the intervention can be performed.
  • Patients transferred to wards not belonging to the department of medicine or other hospitals during the hospital stay are also excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01016301

Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Mölndal, Sweden, 431 80
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Principal Investigator: Susanna Wallerstedt, MD, Ass Prof Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden