An evaluation of the translation of continuing education into diabetes public health care by pharmacists

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dc.contributor.author Wilbur, K en
dc.contributor.author Shabana, S en
dc.contributor.author Maraghi, F en
dc.contributor.author ElMubarak, A en
dc.contributor.author Kheir, Ahmed en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-10T20:23:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-08 en
dc.identifier.issn 2210-7703 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44993 en
dc.description.abstract Pharmacists are assuming greater public health roles and partaking in continuing education to advance knowledge and skills necessary for the provision of this patient care. Objective We sought to determine what conditions in a Middle East context influence how community pharmacists actually incorporate new information into practice. Setting Community pharmacies in Qatar. Methods A continuing professional development (CPD) program regarding the management of fasting diabetes patients during Ramadan was developed and delivered. Participants then maintained a record of their patient encounters when attempting to screen fasting diabetes patients for risk and offer medication, lifestyle, and monitoring advice. Diary entries were coded using inductive methods and follow-up focus group discussion was conducted to further corroborate the thematic analysis. Main outcome measure Facilitators and barriers to care. Results Forty-one pharmacists attended the CPD program and 35 subsequently made at least one diary entry during the 3-weeks preceding and during Ramadan. One-hundred and forty-eight submitted records and the transcript of one focus group (n = 6) were analyzed. Three main factors were found to influence pharmacists’ ability to engage use new knowledge and skills: situational, patient, and pharmacist. Patient reception was the overwhelming influence whereby positive interactions encouraged pharmacists to continue screening and counseling attempts, but difficult encounters were negative reinforcing stimuli in almost equal measure. Conclusion In this Middle East setting, en
dc.publisher Springer Nature en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy en
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dc.title An evaluation of the translation of continuing education into diabetes public health care by pharmacists en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11096-017-0477-8 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 774 en
pubs.volume 39 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 28500437 en
pubs.declined 2017-09-10T17:27:10.297+1200 en
pubs.end-page 782 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 660237 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 2017-09-07 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28500437 en


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