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Impact of Clinical Pharmacist Education in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Tertiary Care Hospital

Objectives: To assess the impact of clinical pharmacist education on gestational diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care hospital. Material and methods: A prospective and observational study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital over a period of 6 months from January 2018 to June 2018 after getting approval from hospital ethical committee. The study includes 103 pregnant women with GDM who visited gynecology department. Results: Majority of age patients with GDM were found to be within the age group of 30-34 years (38.83%). Before intervention the mean ± SD for knowledge, attitude and practice was found to be 7.184 ± 3.3331. At the follow up visit the mean ± SD for knowledge, attitude and practice was found to be 11.6 ± 2.767. Before intervention the mean ± SD for medication adherence was found to be 4.16 ± 1.67 and at the follow up visit the mean ± SD was 3.12 ± 1.28. At the initial visit mean ± SD for FBS, RBS and PPBS was found to be 124.5 ± 11.32, 147.4 ± 5.338 and 148.6 ± 6.024 respectively. At the final visit, mean ± SD for FBS, RBS and PPBS were found to be 95.62 ± 6.906, 126.3 ± 4.911, 125 ± 8.495 respectively. Conclusion: The patient education provided by the clinical pharmacist was effective in better management of GDM, improving patient’s knowledge towards the disease management and the pharmacists were capable to perform it to minimize the risk and complications of GDM patients. Keywords: Gestational diabetes mellitus; Knowledge; Clinical management; Disease; Education


Author(s): Lavanya S*, Induja RN, Jesna V and Sonia V

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