Clinical pharmacokinetics: perceptions of hospital pharmacists in Qatar about how it was taught and how it is applied.

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dc.contributor.author Kheir, Ahmed en
dc.contributor.author Awaisu, Ahmed en
dc.contributor.author Gad, Hoda en
dc.contributor.author Elazzazy, Shereen en
dc.contributor.author Jibril, Farah en
dc.contributor.author Gajam, Mawadda en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-19T02:34:01Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-12 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 37(6):1180-1187 Dec 2015 en
dc.identifier.issn 2210-7703 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44466 en
dc.description.abstract The application of clinical pharmacokinetics (PK) is essential when providing pharmaceutical care. Appropriate application of PK monitoring results in improved patient outcomes including decreased mortality, length of treatment, length of hospital stay, and adverse effects of drug therapy. Despite the well-documented evidence of benefits of clinical PK services, many pharmacists find it challenging to apply PK in clinical practice.To evaluate pharmacists' training backgrounds, attitude, practices, and perceived barriers pertaining to the application of PK in clinical practice in Qatar.All hospitals under Hamad Medical Corporation, the main healthcare provider in Qatar.This was a cross-sectional, descriptive study that was conducted between October 2012 and January 2013, using a self-administered web-based survey. Pharmacists were eligible to participate if they: (1) were working as full-time hospital pharmacists and; (2) have been in practice for at least 1 year.PK contents learned in undergraduate curriculum; perception towards the PK contents and instructions received in the undergraduate curriculum and; application of PK in current clinical practice.A total of 112 pharmacists responded to the questionnaire. The majority of the respondents (n = 91; 81.3 %) reported that they had received PK course(s) in their undergraduate curriculum. Similarly, the majority (70-80 %) of them agreed that the undergraduate PK courses or contents they received were important and relevant to their current practice. The pharmacists identified spending more time on dispensing and inventory issues rather than clinical practice, scarce resources, and manual rather than computerized PK calculations as some of the barriers they encountered in learning about PK and its application. The characteristics of the surveyed pharmacists such as gender, age, highest academic degree, and country of graduation did not influence the pharmacists' perception and attitudes towards PK teaching and application (p > 0.05).PK course contents were perceived to lack depth and relevance to practice, and pharmacist had no experiential training that included aspects of PK. These, and other issues, result in poor application of PK in practice. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International journal of clinical pharmacy en
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dc.rights This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0183-3 en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Drug Monitoring en
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies en
dc.subject Attitude of Health Personnel en
dc.subject Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice en
dc.subject Professional Role en
dc.subject Perception en
dc.subject Pharmacokinetics en
dc.subject Education, Pharmacy en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Pharmacists en
dc.subject Qatar en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.title Clinical pharmacokinetics: perceptions of hospital pharmacists in Qatar about how it was taught and how it is applied. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11096-015-0183-3 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 1180 en
pubs.volume 37 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatschappij ter bevordering der Pharmacie en
dc.identifier.pmid 26337835 en
pubs.end-page 1187 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 671828 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Pharmacy en
dc.identifier.eissn 2210-7711 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-10-27 en
pubs.dimensions-id 26337835 en


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