Komunikasi Sebagai Hambatan Apoteker dalam Meningkatkan Kepatuhan Pasien Hipertensi di Puskesmas

Rahmawati, Siti and Rahem, Abdul and Aditama, Lisa (2022) Komunikasi Sebagai Hambatan Apoteker dalam Meningkatkan Kepatuhan Pasien Hipertensi di Puskesmas. Forum Ilmiah Kesehatan (FORIKES), 13 (3). ISSN 2086-3098; e-ISSN 2502-7778 (Submitted)

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Abstract

Introduction: The adherence of patients with hypertension with their medication is crucial for the attainment of optimal medication therapy targets. Pharmacists play a pivotal role in patient adherence. Objective: This study identified the barriers pharmacists in providing adherence support to patients in a public health center in Malang City. Methods: This study employed a quantitative descriptive method using an electronic survey. The instrument used involved a questionnaire comprising eight adherence barrier domains: pharmacist's knowledge, patient's understanding, pharmacist's concern, patient's awareness, facility for assessing adherence, pharmacist's ability in pharmaceutical care, medication management, and pharmacist-patient communication. The study sample is the entire targeted population, the pharmacists in Malang Municipal Public Health Center fulfilling the predetermined research criteria for one month from May 2021. Results: Fifteen pharmacists were involved in this study. The majority of respondents are female and aged ≤35. From the assessed eight domains, three primary barriers were found. The most prominent barriers faced by the pharmacists in improving adherence are communication with the patients (100,00%), facility limitation for assessing patient adherence (86,67%), and the patient’s limited understanding of treatment purpose and target (80,00%). Conclusion: The barriers experienced by the pharmacists in improving adherence are an actual condition of their work environment in the public health center. This correlates with the management of health care services from an external aspect. Therefore, collaborations between pharmacists, healthcare facilities, and other stakeholders are necessary to resolve these shortcomings Keywords: patient adherence; barriers; pharmacists; public health center

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: kepatuhan pasien; hambatan; apoteker; puskesmas
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Postgraduate Programs > Master Program in Clinical Pharmacy
Depositing User: Siti Rahmawati
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2022 02:57
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 02:57
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/41954

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