Healthcare professionals ’ knowledge, perception and practice towards COVID‐19: A cross‐sectional web‐survey
ConclusionsIraqi HCPs have an overall good knowledge towards COVID ‐19. More information should be published from reputable and authentic sources to HCPs. The Ministry of Health in Iraq could take its responsibility to inform the health providers with updated and confirmed information about COVID‐19 prevention and management. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - September 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammed I. Aladul, Harith Kh. Al ‐Qazaz, Omer Q. B. Allela Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Cost ‐effectiveness of Interventional therapies for management of Treatment‐resistant hypertension: systematic review of pharmacoeconomic studies
ConclusionOverall cost ‐effectiveness of interventional therapies for treatment of TRH was inconclusive based on the current available evidence. Therefore, strong clinical trials and pharmacoeconomic evaluations from different perspectives in various candidate populations are needed to generate adequate clinical and cos t‐effectiveness evidence for using interventional therapies in treatment of treatment resistant hypertension. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - September 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mende Sorato, Majid Davari, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh, Nasim Naderi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Tamiru Shibru, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Amanuel Godana Arero Tags: Review Source Type: research

Anticoagulant drug utilization pattern and their cost analysis: a retrospective study from Saudi Arabia
ConclusionApixaban was the preferred oral anticoagulant among all the studied anticoagulants, although Warfarin is the cheapest. Therapeutic drug monitoring was recommended for Warfarin. The study highlights the importance of more studies to measure the advantages and disadvantages of all types of anticoagulants. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - September 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad Daud Ali, Ayaz Ahmad, Nuzhat Banu, Munfis Patel, Sherihan Ahmad Ghosn, Zainab Eltrafi Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Assessment of medication knowledge among patients with asthma
This study investigated the level of medication knowledge, the level of adherence and factors affecting both knowledge and adherence in adult patients with asthma.MethodsA cross ‐sectional study was carried out in Jordan between 2017 and 2018. A face‐to‐face interview was conducted by a clinical pharmacist with asthma patients attending hospital pharmacies for refilling their prescriptions.Key findingsA total of 218 adults with asthma were included into the study and 60.6% were knowledgeable about their medications. University degree education (OR  = 3.67;P value  
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Basima A. Almomani, Shoroq M. Altawalbeh, Munther S. Alnajjar, Suleiman M. Momany Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Why healthcare market needs government intervention to improve access to essential medicines and healthcare efficiency: a scoping review from pharmaceutical price regulation perspective
ConclusionRegulating pharmaceutical pricing system is one of the key strategies to ensure access to essential medicines. Countries that have implemented pharmaceutical price regulation system (Germany, the UK, Canada and Iran) have achieved better access to essential medicines. However, the US and Ethiopian health systems that are unregulated concerning pharmaceutical pricing had a great challenge of affordability of essential medicines. Therefore, setting country ‐specific pharmaceutical price regulation system along with additional strategies to improve drug innovation is critical to ensure access to essential medicine...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mende Sorato, Majid Davari, Akbar Abdollahi Asl, Fatemeh Soleymani, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Influences on interactions between physicians in the public and private sectors and medical representatives in Yemen
This study aims to assess the relative importance of attitude and subjective norms as well as physicians' characteristics and practice ‐setting factors in predicting the outcome of physicians' interactions with MRs.MethodsA cross ‐sectional survey was conducted among a convenience sample of 602 physicians in Sana'a, Yemen. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential analyses. Thet‐test/Mann–Whitney test and ANOVA/Kruskal–Wallis test with post hoc analysis, principal component analysis, correlation analysis and regression analysis were applied at an a priori significance level of 0.05.Key find...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mahmoud A. Al ‐Areefi, Mohamed Izham M. Ibrahim, Mohamed Azmi A. Hassali, Abubakr A. Alfadl Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Assessing trends in medical expenditures and measuring the impact of health ‐related quality of life on medical expenditures for U.S. adults with diabetes associated chronic kidney disease using 2002–2016 medical expenditure panel survey data
ConclusionsMedical expenditures associated with CKD are a significant contributor to the financial burden among diabetes adults. Improvements in HRQOL also lead to lower healthcare costs in diabetes ‐associated CKD patients. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Aditi A. Kharat, Jagannath Muzumdar, Monica Hwang, Wenchen Wu Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Factors associated with the level of knowledge about hypertension in Malaysia: A short communication
ConclusionsThere are several factors have a great impact on hypertension knowledge in Malaysia; hence, understanding them makes it possible for the community to change public policies and educational programmes for the population that need it the most. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ali Haider Mohammed, Bassam Abdul Rasool Hassan, Azyyati Mohd Suhaimi, Ali Blebil, Juman Dujaili Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to provision of written consumer medicines information among community pharmacists in Malaysia: a cross ‐sectional study
This study examined the barriers and facilitators to the provision of consumer medication information leaflets (CMIL) by community pharmacists in Malaysia and assessed the relationship between the participants' characteristics and provision of CMIL.MethodsThis was a cross ‐sectional self‐administered questionnaire survey conducted among pharmacists working in randomly selected community pharmacies in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and the State of Selangor, Malaysia. Multiple response analysis was conducted to examine the barriers and faci litators. Chi‐square test was used to assess the relat...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Omotayo Fatokun, Xin Yi Mooi, Osama Helweh, Mogana Rajagopal Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 11, Issue 3, Page 193-194, September 2020. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

The drug situation in lesser developed countries
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 11, Issue 3, Page 195-196, September 2020. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Albert I. Wertheimer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Investigating prescribing errors in the emergency department of a large governmental hospital in Jordan
ConclusionA national approach for observing, intervening on and correcting PEs is necessary to improve patient safety. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - August 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Derar H. Abdel ‐Qader, Ahmad Z. Al Meslamani, Asma' A. El‐Shara', Najlaa Saadi Ismael, Abdullah Albassam, Penny J. Lewis, Salim Hamadi, Nadia Al Mazrouei, Osama Mohamed Ibrahim Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Health expenditure and health services utilization comparison of patients with type 2 diabetes on sodium –glucose cotransporter‐2 inhibitors versus dipeptidyl peptidase‐4 inhibitors: evidence from 2015 to 2016 medical expenditure panel survey
AbstractObjectivesPrimary objective of this study was to compare the overall health expenditures of patients with type 2 diabetes on sodium –glucose cotransporter‐2 (SGLT2) inhibitors versus dipeptidyl peptidase‐4 (DPP4) inhibitors.MethodsTwo cohorts of type 2 diabetes patients receiving either SGLT2 inhibitor with metformin or DPP4 inhibitor with metformin were identified from 2015 to 2016 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data. Propensity score matching was used to balance cohorts based on socio ‐economic status, insulin utilization status, and the Charlson comorbidity score. Patients in SGLT2 inhibitor...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Pranav M. Patel, Varun Vaidya Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

The pharmacists' contribution against opioid addiction
ConclusionsWhile opioid addiction occurs from numerous sources, the partial elimination of opioid prescriptions by pharmacists could possibly reduce in some modest way the total number of persons exposed to opioids. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Albert I. Wertheimer, Leanne Lai Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Cost analysis and utilization of antihypertensive drug therapy in Saudi Arabia
ConclusionOur study suggested that the prescription pattern of drugs used for the treatment of hypertension adhered with the JNC 8 guidelines. Monotherapy was reliably more recommended in the initial stages of hypertension. Higher percentage of patients (78.32%) was found to be on monotherapy. The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has overwhelmed for fixation of prices of drugs. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad Daud Ali Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Use and non ‐use of a nationwide patient portal – a survey among pharmacy customers
This study aimed to study how commonly Finnish pharmacy customers use My Kanta, the factors related to My Kanta use, the main reasons for non ‐use and how non‐users would like to monitor their medication and health information.MethodsA survey was conducted among adult pharmacy customers purchasing prescription medicines for themselves or for their child
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Maria S ääskilahti, Emma Aarnio, Elina Lämsä, Riitta Ahonen, Johanna Timonen Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

A retrospective study on prescribing pattern and cost analysis of proton ‐pump inhibitors used among adults of Saudi Arabia
ConclusionIn our study, among all the PPIs Pantoprazole was prescribed to the highest number of patients also it was costliest; hence, their safe and effective use must be warranted. Current study will also help in to develop nation database regarding utilization of proton ‐pump inhibitors. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad Daud Ali, Ayaz Ahmad Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Critical Appraisal of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidaemias: Lipid Modification to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk: European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Atherosclerosis Society (ESC/EAS) 2019 Guidelines
ConclusionThe guideline ’s overall quality was judged to be high, and all appraisers recommended its use in practice without modifications. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Eman N. Alhmoud, Raja Barazi, Amr Fahmi, Abdullah Abdu, Alya Higazy, Maguy ElHajj Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Cost ‐effectiveness analysis of olanzapine and risperidone in schizophrenic patients in the Indian healthcare settings of Andhra Pradesh, India
ConclusionThe results showed that olanzapine was a cost ‐effective drug and an alternative to risperidone in the Indian healthcare settings. With further revision and validation, the cost‐effectiveness outcome of olanzapine and risperidone can be used to inform any comprehensive healthcare financing mechanism in Indian healthcare settings. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Yeddula Praveena, Karanam Hema Sandhya, G. Manoj Ram, Bhuvan K C, Kudipudi Harinadha Baba, Karimulla Shaik Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Health literacy and related health behaviour: a community ‐based cross‐sectional study from a developing country
AbstractObjectivesThe concept of health literacy (HL) is globally evolving, and understanding its nature and impact is essential for disease prevention and treatment. Therefore, we aimed in this study to assess level of HL and predictors of inadequate HL in Jordanian population as an example case of a developing country.MethodThis cross ‐sectional study was conducted in a public tertiary hospital and community pharmacies in Jordan. All respondents answered a questionnaire, which included demographic data, Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine‐Revised (REALM‐R), Short Test of Functional HL in Adults (S‐TOFHLA...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - July 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Reema A. Karasneh, Sayer I. Al ‐Azzam, Karem H. Alzoubi, Lana K. Rababah, Suhaib M. Muflih Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Academic detailing program for rheumatoid arthritis: a contribution to Brazilian public health system sustainability
ConclusionThe prescribers visited represent a large number of deferrals for the Specialized Component of Pharmaceutical Care (CEAF) drug applications. Therefore, the total amount spent on the implementation of this program and its potential for improving access to these medicines has the possibility to have a positive impact on the targeting of public expenditures and avoiding litigation against NHS. Academic detailing has the capability to become an effective strategy for PCDT dissemination and implementation. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - June 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Marcus Carvalho Borin, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Jonathan Dartnell, Nelio Gomes Ribeiro Junior, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Augusto Afonso Guerra Junior, Juliana Alvares ‐Teodoro Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Public perception of generic medicines in Malta
ConclusionsParticipants in this study exhibited a positive overall perception regarding generic medicines, demonstrating improvement in perception from a previous local study. The majority of participants were knowledgeable about generic medicines, had previously used generic medicines and would switch to a generic medicine if the originator product was not in stock. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - June 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Nicolette Sammut Bartolo, Louella Ignas, Francesca Wirth, Maresca Attard Pizzuto, Janis Vella Szijj, Liberato Camilleri, Anthony Serracino ‐Inglott, Lilian M. Azzopardi Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Risk management in community pharmacy practice in Abu Dhabi Region: a cross ‐sectional study
ConclusionsDifferent types of clinical and non ‐clinical risk in pharmacy practice were identified, and risk mitigation techniques were proposed. A positive attitude of community pharmacists was observed towards identifies risks and on the suggested mitigation techniques. It is necessary to publish a universally referenced validated risk facto r list for evaluating current risk management plans to maintain safe pharmacy practices and include management courses within pharmacy curriculum. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - June 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Reham Abu Hagar, Faris El ‐Dahiyat, Ghaleb El Refae Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Public knowledge about dosage forms, routes of drug administration and medication proper storage conditions in Riyadh District, Saudi Arabia
ConclusionThe study findings demonstrated the need to educate the public about basic information related to different dosage forms of medications. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad Hailat, Ramadan I. Al ‐Shdefat, Suhaib M. Muflih, Nehad Ahmed, Omar Attarabeen, Fadi M. Alkhateeb, Osaid Al Meanazel, Ezeddin Salem Gassar Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Trimethoprim –Sulfamethoxazole: new lessons on an old antimicrobial; a retrospective analysis
This study aimed to evaluate the appropriateness of TMP ‐SMX prescriptions as part of drug utilization review.MethodCharts of all patients (adults and paediatrics) admitted to Hamad General Hospital who received TMP ‐SMX from December 2016 till May 2017 were reviewed and assessed for prescribing/administering appropriateness.Key findingsTotal of 149 patients was included (55 paediatrics, 94 adults). None of the adults were tested for G6PD before initiating TMP ‐SMX, while most of the paediatrics (85.5%) had a record of G6PD status. Dosing of TMP‐SMX was considered appropriate in 65% of the paediatrics, whereas only...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Dana Bakdach, Reem Elajez Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 11, Issue 2, Page 93-94, June 2020. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Some lessons from the COVID ‐19 pandemic
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 11, Issue 2, Page 95-95, June 2020. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - May 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Albert Wertheimer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Medication errors in outpatient pharmacies: comparison of an electronic and a paper ‐based prescription system
ConclusionThis study highlights the effect of the prescription system used by hospitals. Fewer medication errors were found in the electronic system. Healthcare policymakers, professionals and administrators are encouraged to invest in electronic systems to minimize medication errors. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mera A. Ababneh, Sayer I. Al ‐Azzam, Karem H. Alzoubi, Abeer M. Rababa'h Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Pharmacists' readiness to adopt prescribing authority in Jordan
AbstractObjectivesThe overall objective of this study is to assess the views and attitudes of Jordanian pharmacists on expanded pharmacist prescribing role.MethodsA cross ‐sectional, questionnaire‐based study was conducted using a web‐based questionnaire. Pharmacists were invited to take part in this study through pharmacists' Facebook groups for pharmacists in Jordan. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data in addition to thet‐test to compare the mean difference of support levels toward supplementary and independent prescribing.Key findingsA total of 521 pharmacists took part in this study. The majori...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad B. Nusair, Bayan M. Hijazi, Raneen A. Jalaileh, Elaf A. Naji, Hana A. Mohd Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Level of self ‐reported pain’s interference with work, and association with number of prescriptions and healthcare expenditures
ConclusionInnovative targeted interventions are needed to mitigate the severe consequences of pain on health, well ‐being and cost. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Deborah A. Taira, Michelle Stafford, James W. Davis, Cheryl L. Albright, Merle Kataoka ‐Yahiro, Wesley K. Sumida Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

The effect of health ‐related information seeking and financial strain on medication nonadherence among patients with diabetes and/or hypertension in central Texas
ConclusionsWhile removing financial strain could aid medication adherence, clinicians should also encourage patients to be persistent in asking questions about their medications until they understand the purpose for taking them. Our findings have implications for empowering patients to be more proactive in enhancing their adherence to medications. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Bernard Appiah, James N. Burdine, Shelby Cummings, Anubhuti Poudyal, Robert W. Hutchison, Samuel N. Forjuoh, Kenneth R. McLeroy Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Alignment of standard treatment guidelines with medicine use indicators in a limited ‐resource setting: findings and implications
AbstractBackgroundStandard treatment guidelines (STGs) are a critical public health tool for promoting rational use of medicines. No studies have evaluated alignment of STGs with medicine use indicators especially in low and ‐middle‐income countries (LMICs) with disproportionate burden of disease and irrational medicine use.ObjectiveTo determine the level of alignment of Namibia ’s STGs with WHO medicine use indicators.MethodsA descriptive policy analysis of alignment of Namibia ’s STGs and WHO medicine use indicators. Thirty‐two conditions/diseases prevalent and managed at primary healthcare level were i...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Harriet Rachel Kagoya, Timothy William Rennie, Dan Kibuule, Honor é Kabwebwe Mitonga Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Comparison of healthcare costs among patients with non ‐valvular atrial fibrillation treated with warfarin who switched to a novel oral anticoagulant
AbstractObjectiveTo compare all ‐cause healthcare costs among non‐valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients who switched from warfarin to novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC).MethodsAdult NVAF patients who switched from warfarin to dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban were identified in MarketScan claims databases between 10/01/2010 and 12/31/2015. Patients were continuously enrolled for 12  months before the first NOAC claim and followed for 12 months or until medication switch, discontinuation, inpatient death or 12/31/2016. Dabigatran patients were matched 1 : 1 separately to rivaroxaban and apixab...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - April 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Jessica Franchino ‐Elder, Adrienne Gilligan, Xue Song, Briain O Hartaigh, Caroline Henriques, Amy Sainski‐Nguyen, Cheng Wang Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

The HbA1c, coefficient of variation of glucose levels and hypoglycaemia in a pediatric sample when using continuous glucose monitoring
ConclusionsContinuous glucose monitoring device helped in the management of diabetes, although more research is needed to analyse the influence of other variables in the relations studied. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - March 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Graciela Lou, Gemma Larramona, Teresa Montaner, Sara Barbed Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

State pharmaceutical importation programmes: an analysis of the cost ‐effectiveness
ConclusionsWhile pharmaceutical importation plans are politically attractive, the numbers demonstrate that they fail to deliver cost savings when implemented safely. These schemes can be cheap, or they can be safe, but not both. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - March 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Kristina M. L. Acri n ée Lybecker Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Medication errors among registered nurses in Jordan
ConclusionsMEs are common and may be underreported among registered nurses in Jordan. National policymakers should take critical steps to encourage the nurses to report any error in medication administration and therefore reducing its occurrence. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - March 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Nasr Alrabadi, Rabia Haddad, Razan Haddad, Shaima Shawagfeh, Tareq Mukatash, Daher Al ‐rabadi, Sawsan Abuhammad Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Impact of community ‐based educational intervention on antibiotic use and resistance awareness among the people living in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
AbstractObjectivesAntibiotic resistance is a major global public health concern today. We explored the usefulness of an educational intervention in increasing antibiotic ‐related awareness of the public.MethodsThis community ‐based interventional study was conducted among 100 people living in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Preintervention awareness regarding antibiotics and antibiotic resistance was assessed using the World Health Organization antibiotic resistance: multicountry public awareness survey. After the baseline asses sment of the knowledge, educational intervention was given to the study participants. The same questio...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - March 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Syed Arman Rabbani, Sathvik B. Sridhar, Dania Abazer, Halima Shuaibu Ahmed, Hauwa Aminu Usman, Asiya Mahtab, Faris El ‐Dahiyat Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Beyond medicines provision: community pharmacists roles in meeting patient needs through value ‐added pharmacy services
ConclusionsResults suggest that patients have a positive perception towards community pharmacists as the most accessible and trusted health professionals for minor ailments and medicines provision. However, in addition to medicines provision, these patients require more services from pharmacists that add value in meeting their various health and medicines needs. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - February 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Otuto Amarauche Chukwu Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Drug abuse in Syria: pattern of use, causes and perception as perceived by Syrian addicts
ConclusionsThe findings of this study indicate the need to devote more attention to family and peer influences on an individual's behaviour by policymakers, in developing preventive strategies. As well as, the need to raise the awareness of individuals in the society about drug use, subsequently, changes their incorrect perceptions towards drugs through several strategies including educational programmes as well as workshops whether in school, universities or social media. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - February 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Husam Abazid, Samir Abou ‐Isba, Rana Abu Farha, Esraa E. Al‐Jomaa Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 1-2, March 2020. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - February 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Reviewers
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 91-91, March 2020. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - February 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Reviewers Source Type: research

Rethinking value added medicines
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 3-3, March 2020. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - February 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Albert Wertheimer Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The impact of the clinical pharmacist on the use of inhalers among asthmatic patients in Alkarak region in the South of Jordan
ConclusionsThe researchers concluded that effective educational intervention to the patients along with reassessment of inhaler technique and re ‐education by a well‐trained clinical pharmacist gave positive impressive outcomes. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - February 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tahrir Alnawayseh, Ahmad Naddaf, Esra ’ Taybeh Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Translation and psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the revised Patients' Attitudes Towards Deprescribing questionnaire
ConclusionsThis study provided an Arabic translation of the rPATD with evidence of validity and reliability comparable to the original tool. The Arabic rPATD could be used for adult patients in Arabic ‐speaking countries to ultimately contribute to the global literature of deprescribing. Overall, the patients in this study showed a favourable attitude towards deprescribing through a shared decision‐making process with their physicians. This can be seen as an opportunity to reduce the burden o f polypharmacy and unnecessary medications. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - February 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad B. Nusair, Rasha Arabyat, Sayer Al ‐Azzam, Feras Darwish El‐Hajji, Amal T. Nusir, Mohammed Al‐Batineh Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Determinants of community pharmacy utilization in Ghana
ConclusionThe findings of the study have significant implications for policy formulation, aimed at improving community pharmacy services utilization and consequently improving the quality of services offered, both in community pharmacies and mainstream hospitals. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - January 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Grace Adjei Okai, Gordon Abekah ‐Nkrumah, Patrick Opoku Asuming Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Knowledge and views of parents regarding ethical aspects of medical research among their children in Jordan
AbstractObjectivesAppropriate ethical framework should be considered when research involves children. The purpose of this study was to investigate parental knowledge and views regarding the ethical aspects of participation in medical research involving their children.MethodsA cross ‐sectional survey was conducted at different areas in Jordan. The questionnaire was administered to the parents using a face‐to‐face interview.Key findingsA total of 2000 questionnaires were collected from Jordanian parents, and 72.4% of them were knowledgeable. Parents with Bachelor's degree (OR  = 1.33; 95% CI = 1.05&...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - January 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Basima A. Almomani, Sayer I. Al ‐Azzam, Samah F. Al‐Shatnawi Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Non ‐adherence to pharmacotherapy and its associated factors among patients with angina in Jordan
AbstractObjectiveThe study aim was to explore factors associated with medication non ‐adherence in patients with angina in Jordan.MethodsThe current study was conducted in the outpatient cardiac clinic at the Royal Medical Services Hospital in Amman. Variables including socio ‐demographics, biomedical variables in addition to disease and therapy factors were collected for 500 patients with angina using medical records and custom‐designed questionnaire. Medication adherence was assessed using the validated 4‐item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. Logistic regressi on was performed to develop a model with variables...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - January 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Anan S. Jarab, Abeer M. Rababa'h, Abdullah Almousa, Tareq L. Mukattash, Razan Bsoul Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Healthcare providers ’ perspectives on care coordination for adults with cancer and multiple chronic conditions: a systematic review
ConclusionsResults provide insights into providers ’ needs for navigating the complexities of cancer care coordination. Future studies should consider further investigating the needs of patients and multiple provider types for optimizing care coordination throughout the cancer care continuum. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - January 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Natalie S. Hohmann, Cassidi C. McDaniel, S. Walker Mason, Winson Y. Cheung, Michelle S. Williams, Carolina Salvador, Edith K. Graves, Christina N. Camp, Chiahung Chou Tags: Review Source Type: research

Medication adherence in stroke patients in Brunei Darussalam Public Hospital: the cross ‐sectional study associated with chronic diseases, life style and potential barriers
AbstractObjectivesMedication nonadherence is a growing concern globally, and little is known about the adherence of stroke patients. To know the proportion of adherence and nonadherent stroke patients to their medication. To identify factors associated with adherence and nonadherence in stroke patients.MethodsA cross ‐sectional study for the 76 eligible stroke patient ≥18 years old recruited from outpatient stroke clinic from Brunei Neuroscience Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC). Medication adherence was measured by self‐administered scoring. Fisher's exact test was applied to identify assoc iated...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - January 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Yeng Kwong Han, Rajan Rajabalaya, Dk Hajah Norazieda Binti Pg Hj Mohammad Yassin, Sheba R. David Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Antibiotic self ‐medication among non‐medical practitioners in Cirebon city, Indonesia
ConclusionsPenicillins were the most purchased class of antibiotics in self ‐medication, and amoxicillin is the generic name of penicillin that was most widely used in self‐medication among non‐medical practitioners in Cirebon City, Indonesia. Health promotion and government regulation are needed to increase public awareness to prevent unprescribed antibiotic consumpt ion. (Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research)
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - January 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Witri Pratiwi, Tridaya Putri Handayani Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research