Evaluation of the symptoms, adherence and satisfaction after pharmaceutical care at asthma clinic for outpatient

Shinnosuke Yamada, Hiroki Kuwahara, Reina Asai, Haruka Kotani, Rina Kishi, Aya Hirabayashi, Tomohiro Mizuno, Masaya Hasegawa, Akihiro Mouri, Hiroaki Kume, Satoru Ito, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Kiyofumi Yamada, Yukihiro Noda

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In the present study, we investigated whether counseling at an outpatient asthma clinic improved asthma symptoms, adherence and patient satisfaction: The asthma control test (ACT) and asthma control questionnaire (ACQ) were used to assess subjective symptoms, 10-item version of the drug attitude inventory (DAI-10) was used to determine medication adherence, and 8-item Japanese version of the client satisfaction questionnaire (CSQ-8J) was used to ascertain patient satisfaction. All scores of inhalation technique, PEF (peak expiratory flow) value/predicted PEF value (%), ACT, ACQ and DAI-10 in 26 patients with asthma increased after counseling at the outpatient asthma clinic compared to those before counseling. The average CSQ-8J score of 28 points (highest possible score: 32 points) indicated that the patients were satisfied with services provided by this clinic. These results indicate that counseling provided by pharmacists at the outpatient clinic is a valuable way improving subjective symptoms, lung function and medication adherence. These results also indicate that counseling at the asthma clinic by pharmacists improves the quality of life of patients with asthma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1638
Number of pages10
JournalYakugaku Zasshi
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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