Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Community Pharmacy Services on Rational Medication Use in Elderly Patients with Hypertension and Diabetes
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Community pharmacy services
Elderly hypertension complicated with diabetes
Rational medication use



Submitted : 2024-02-23
Accepted : 2024-03-09
Published : 2024-03-24


Objective: To explore the effect of community pharmacy services on rational medication use in elderly patients with hypertension and diabetes. Methods: Between November 2022 and December 2023, 80 elderly patients with hypertension and diabetes were selected and randomly divided into a control group (routine medication guidance) and an observation group (community pharmacy services), with 40 subjects each. The medication effect scores, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and quality of life scores before and after intervention were compared between the two groups. Results: Comparison of pharmaceutical knowledge, medication compliance, and safe medication behavior scores showed that the observation group had higher scores as compared to the control group (P < 0.05); blood pressure (systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, heart rate) and blood sugar (fasting blood glucose, 2 h postprandial blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin) index levels were compared, and the observation group’s index levels were lower than those of the control group (P < 0.05); the scores of physical health, mental health, social relationships, and environment in the observation group were higher than those in the control group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Community pharmacy services improved the rational medication effect of elderly patients with hypertension and diabetes, and improved their blood pressure, blood sugar control levels, and quality of life.


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