Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Session Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Presentation Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Hall D1
To help patients understand their medications and for adjustment post-transplant, we have implemented a self-medication (self-meds) program as a method of teaching patients their medications prior to hospital discharge. Patients are educated and taught to self-administer transplant medications under supervision of the healthcare team. This study's purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of the pharmacist-led medication education and the self-meds program. Methods:All solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients between Sept-Nov 2016 were screened for inclusion. Patients unable to complete the questionnaire, previous SOT recipients and patients on immunosuppression prior to transplant were excluded. All included patients completed a questionnaire (Figure 1) that was administered at baseline, at program completion, and at the first outpatient visit. Ten questions were scored up to 13 points to assess medication knowledge, and six questions were utilized as feedback. Statistical analysis accounted for measurement dependence and utilized repeated measures logistic regression, Paired t-tests, and Wilcoxon signed rank tests. Results:Sixty patients were evaluated for enrollment, forty meeting inclusion criteria. Twenty-one patients completed all three surveys. Most patients were white males with 90% receiving an abdominal transplant. Figure 2 shows results from comparisons performed between questionnaires 1, 2 and 3. Knowledge significantly increased from baseline to surveys 2 and 3 but not between the final 2 surveys. Conclusion:This study showed an improvement in patient knowledge and benefit of the self-meds program.
CITATION INFORMATION: Meadows G, Kyle J, Dodson A, Gutierrez K, MacLennan P, Iqbal F, Weldon L, Jones D, James A. Assessment of a Medication Education Program Among New Transplant Recipients at a Large Academic Health Center. Am J Transplant. 2017;17 (suppl 3).
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Meadows G, Kyle J, Dodson A, Gutierrez K, MacLennan P, Iqbal F, Weldon L, Jones D, James A. Assessment of a Medication Education Program Among New Transplant Recipients at a Large Academic Health Center. [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2017; 17 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/assessment-of-a-medication-education-program-among-new-transplant-recipients-at-a-large-academic-health-center/. Accessed June 5, 2020.
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