Perscipience of Nurses Towards Pharm D: Pre and Post Interventional Educational Study

Published on:November 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017; 10(3):187-193
Research Article | doi:10.5530/ijopp.10.3.39

Perscipience of Nurses Towards Pharm D: Pre and Post Interventional Educational Study

Authors and affiliation (s):

Belsy Boban*, Febitha Aboobacker, Nimsha Hussain, Dilip Chandrasekhar

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Al Shifa College of Pharmacy, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram, Kerala, INDIA.


To explore the perception of nurses about the roles and responsibilities of Pharm D’s and Clinical Pharmacists,a study on perception of nurses was conducted in a tertiary care hospital of Northern Kerala, India. A total of 50 nurses from various nursing stations were selected for the study for duration of one year. A knowledge, attitude and practice questionnaire was prepared pertaining the perception of nurses towards Pharm D’s was administered to nurses’ as pre and post-intervention phases.The intervention provided was education regarding the roles, responsibilites and activities of a Pharm D’s in a hospital. Nurses pleasantly invited us after educating and explaining them about roles, responsibilities and activities of Pharm D’s.In assessing knowledge, 15.5% and 67.5% were knowledgeable about the Pharm D course in pre and post-intervention phases respectively. The attitude of nurses towards Pharm D was found to be 40.8% in pre-intervention and 55.4% in post-intervention phases. Practice domain showed an evidence of 34.4% pre-intervention and 60.8% post-intervention with significant results. The overall study results pointed out the essentiality of Pharm D’s/clinical pharmacist in pharma care services.

Key words: Clinical Pharmacist, Nurses, Percipience.


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