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Hypertension, diabetes, and obesity are considered major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and premature mortality worldwide. Furthermore, they have severe consequences on quality of life among patients. With increasing challenges facing the healthcare systems, pharmacists are well positioned to take on a greater role in the management of chronic diseases. The present study aims to investigate the impact of pharmacist counselling on the clinical outcomes (weight, mortality, blood pressure, blood glucose) of hypertensive, diabetic, and obese patients.

Clinical Trial Description

This will be a multicentric randomized, controlled trial comparing enhanced pharmacist care (which included independent patient assessment, counseling, and follow-up) with usual care in the UAE over a year. Generally, this research project will be conducted on 3 phases; 1. patients who suffer from elevated blood pressure will be Randomised into two groups, of which one of them will receive a standard care and the second one will receive pharmaceutical care. Both will be followed up to 26 weeks (an estimated period to monitor blood pressure change). 2. patients with diabetes will be identified and Randomised using the same approach and followed up to 12 weeks (In order to monitor the HbA1c ). 3. Patients with obesity (BMI is 30 or higher) will be Randomised and followed up to 16 weeks (according to the literature, this is the period required to monitor the BMI change). SPSS V26 will be used for Data analysis. This research will enable the determination of the effectiveness of pharmacist counseling and follow-up in improving the clinical outcomes of chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, and obese) patients, which has never been assessed in the UAE. - The provided evidence may help in the implementation of a new novel practice in the world, in which the pharmacist's roles are expanded and evolved to include continual counseling on chronic disease patients and follow up. Thus, reducing the burden, and ensure sustainability of the healthcare services in the UAE. - Publications in peer-reviewed journals (At least 3 papers are expected), both international and local and conference presentations will be attempted to share the findings of our research. Therefore, the study aims to: 1. To assess the impact of pharmacist counseling on the mortality rate of diabetic, hypertensive and obese patients. 2. To study the impact of pharmacist counseling on the morbidity rate of diabetic, hypertensive and obese patients. 3. To measure the effectiveness of pharmacist counseling on improving the blood pressure of hypertensive patients. 4. To evaluate the benefits of pharmacist counseling on blood glucose level among diabetic patients. 5. To examine the impact of pharmacist recommendations and medication review on the weight and cholesterol level among obese patients. 6. To investigate potential adverse effects may be induced upon pharmacist counseling. 7. To explore any drug-related problems may be induced by pharmacist interventions. 8. To study the satisfaction of diabetic, hypertensive, and obese patients with pharmacist counselling. ;

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NCT number NCT05488002
Study type Interventional
Source University of Sharjah
Contact Osama Ibrahim, PhD
Phone 0097165057404
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date August 1, 2022
Completion date December 2023

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