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Exploring current and potential roles of Australian community pharmacists in gout management: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, May 2018
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Title
Exploring current and potential roles of Australian community pharmacists in gout management: a qualitative study
Published in
BMC Family Practice, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12875-018-0744-3
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Allyce B. Counsell, Amy D. Nguyen, Melissa T. Baysari, Diluk R. W. Kannangara, Andrew J. McLachlan, Richard O. Day

Abstract

Gout is an increasingly prevalent form of inflammatory arthritis. Although effective treatments for gout exist, current management is suboptimal due to low medication adherence rates and treatments that are non-concordant with guidelines. Medications are the mainstay and most effective form of gout management. Thus, there is potential for community pharmacists to play an important primary health care role in gout management, however their current role and their potential to improve management of gout treatment is currently unclear. The purpose of the study is to explore the views of Australian pharmacists on their roles in gout management and to identify factors influencing their involvement in gout management. A convenience sample of community pharmacists were invited to participate using a snowballing recruitment strategy. Semi-structured, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 15 pharmacists of varying age, gender and pharmacy experience. Interviews focused on pharmacists' experiences of managing gout, interactions with people living with gout and their perceived roles and responsibilities in gout management. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and independently analysed by two reviewers to identify themes. The main role of pharmacists reported in gout management was providing patient education. The greatest facilitator to pharmacists involvement in gout management was identified to be pharmacists' good understanding of gout and its management. Barriers to pharmacists involvement were identified to be difficulties in monitoring adherence to gout medications, low priority given to gout in the pharmacy compared to other chronic health conditions, and lack of specific training and/or continuing education in gout prevention and management. Pharmacists can expand their primary health care role in gout management, particularly in the area of ongoing provision of education to people living with gout and in monitoring medication adherence in patients. However, a number of barriers need to be overcome including difficulties in monitoring patient adherence to medications, ensuring a higher priority is given to chronic gout management and providing continuing training to community pharmacists about gout. Implications for pharmacist practice include initiating conversations about medication adherence and education when dispensing medications and undertaking continuing education in gout.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Master 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Other 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 22 46%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Psychology 3 6%
Unspecified 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 22 46%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 June 2018.
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#3,202,060
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Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#379
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#66,205
of 327,423 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#10
of 57 outputs
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