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Exploring the Impact of Pharmacists on Medication Adherence in Asthmatic Patients in Saudi Arabia

Journal: International Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics and e-Health (IJBMIeH) (Vol.11, No. 6)

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Page : 59-63

Keywords : Asthma; Medication Adherence; Pharmacists; Patient Education; Saudi Arabia;

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Medication adherence plays a pivotal role in managing chronic diseases like asthma. In the healthcare network, pharmacists stand as accessible and crucial professionals who can significantly influence patients' adherence to medication. This comprehensive review will delve into the impact of pharmacists on medication adherence among asthmatic patients in Saudi Arabia and discuss the potential role of pharmacists, the barriers they face, and strategies to overcome these barriers. Findings indicate that pharmacist-led interventions including education, counseling, monitoring and reminders can improve adherence and asthma control. However, barriers like limited time, staffing, access to records, and lack of reimbursement for cognitive services persist, alongside cultural factors. Recommended strategies encompass policy changes enabling greater integration of pharmacists into care teams, professional development, and patient education. Realizing the full potential of pharmacists to promote adherence requires a multifaceted approach addressing system-, provider-, and patient-level dimensions

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