Assessment of Disease Knowledge, Medication Adherence, HRQOL in COPD Patients at a South Indian Tertiary Care Hospital

  • S. Padmakar Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • R.B. Purandhar Chakravarthy Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Prodduturu Sai Karthik Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • B.U. Charitha Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • T. Harini Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • P. Vijaya Narsimha Reddy Assistant. Professor of General Medicine (GGH) Rajiv Gandhi Institution of medical sciences, Kadapa 516003 Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive, life-threatening disease of the lungs, gradually causes breathlessness and predisposes to exacerbations and serious illness. The main objectives of the study are to evaluate disease knowledge, medication adherence, and health-related quality of life among COPD patients.


Methodology: A Hospital-based, single-entered prospective observational study was conducted at a government general hospital, Andhra Pradesh. India after ethical committee approval. This study was conducted for 6 months with a sample size of 80 patients.


Results: According to our study, the majority of the patients 36 (45%) don’t have disease knowledge, where a few numbers of patients 7 (8.75%) is having disease knowledge as per BCKQ score values. 11.25% of patients have the lowest MMAS scores whereas 58.75% were found to have higher MMAS scores and 37.5% of total patients have higher CAT scores, and 12.5% of patients have lower CAT scores.


Conclusion: We found that majority of the patients have poor disease knowledge, lower adherence to medication regimens, and substandard HRQOL.


Keywords: COPD knowledge, medication adherence, and HRQOL.

Keywords: COPD knowledge, medication adherence, HRQOL

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Author Biographies

S. Padmakar, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

R.B. Purandhar Chakravarthy, Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

Prodduturu Sai Karthik, Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

B.U. Charitha, Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

T. Harini, Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pharm-D Intern, Department of pharmacy Practice, P. Rami Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh, India

P. Vijaya Narsimha Reddy, Assistant. Professor of General Medicine (GGH) Rajiv Gandhi Institution of medical sciences, Kadapa 516003 Andhra Pradesh, India

Assistant. Professor of General Medicine (GGH) Rajiv Gandhi Institution of medical sciences, Kadapa 516003 Andhra Pradesh, India

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Padmakar S, Chakravarthy R, Karthik P, Charitha B, Harini T, Reddy PVN. Assessment of Disease Knowledge, Medication Adherence, HRQOL in COPD Patients at a South Indian Tertiary Care Hospital. JDDT [Internet]. 15Sep.2021 [cited 20Oct.2021];11(5):57-0. Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/5019