A questionnaire survey on the cooperation between pharmacists at the dispensing pharmacy and physicians in the treatment of bronchial asthma

Takahiko Horiguchi, Daisuke Ohira, Nobuyuki Hayashi, Kashin Kobayashi, Hiroshi Torigoe, Tomohiro Ito, Masahiro Hirose, Yasushi Sasaki, Mamoru Shiga, Junichi Miyazaki, Rieko Kondo, Soichi Tachikawa, Hiroo Uno, Itsuko Nakano

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Abstract

We conducted a questionnaire survey targeting 131 dispensing chemists to identify the ideal partnership between physicians and dispensing chemists in the treatment of asthma. Seventy percent of the dispensing chemists surveyed showed favorable results regarding understanding of the clinical condition of asthma. However, use of an asthma diary due to patients, use of supportive device for inhalation due to patients, and the number of times of instruction for inhalation due to patients, need to be further understood by dispensing chemists. It seems that the Guideline was not fully understood by the dispensing chemists. Also, elderly asthmatics who received instruction only once on inhalation did not show good results in the survey, thus, it seems that dispensing chemists should be instructed repeatedly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-568
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Chest Diseases
Volume65
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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