Changes in community pharmacists’ knowledge, attitudes, and practice regarding the management of hypertension before and after educational interventions

Aoi Noda, Taku Obara, Kazuki Takada, Yukinaga Kishikawa, Shinya Abe, Shoko Yoshimachi, Nariyasu Mano, Yutaka Imai, Teruaki Goto

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Abstract

Objective: To clarify changes in community pharmacists’ knowledge, attitudes, and practice regarding the management of hypertension before and after attending educational interventions based on their self-report on a questionnaire survey. Method: We conducted questionnaire surveys regarding the management of hypertension with a sample of community pharmacists before and after educational interventions. Results: The proportions of pharmacists who knew the 2014 Japanese Society of Hypertension Guidelines, guidelines for home blood pressure measurement, reference values for hypertension based on clinic-measured blood pressure, and reference values for hypertension based on home-measured blood pressure after the educational interventions (59.3%, 41.4%, 75.1%, and 70.8% respectively) were significantly higher relative to those recorded before interventions (31.6%, 13.7%, 47.7%, and 25.4% respectively). Conclusions: These findings suggest that in-house training might increase the knowledge of community pharmacists regarding hypertension management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-327
Number of pages6
JournalClinical and Experimental Hypertension
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 18

Keywords

  • Community pharmacist
  • educational intervention
  • guideline
  • hypertension
  • knowledge and practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology

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