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Impact of an educational intervention on the behavioural pharmaceutical care scale

Azuka C. Oparah, Ehije F.O. Enato, Adego E. Eferakeya

Abstract

Objective: To describe and evaluate an educational intervention that is designed to enable pharmacists in a Nigerian teaching hospital to provide pharmaceutical care (PC) and to assess the impact of the intervention on an existing behavioural PC scale. Special attention was paid to develop a documentation format.
Method: A pharmaceutical educational intervention was undertaken. The impact of the intervention on the pharmacists’ potential to deliver PC was quantitatively evaluated using a standard behavioural PC scale.
Results: There were significant differences between self-reported knowledge (t 1⁄4 3.212; p 1⁄4 0.003), attitudes (t 1⁄4 2.868; p 1⁄4 0.008) and self-efficacy (t 1⁄4 2.537; p 1⁄4 0.016) (pre-intervention and post-intervention).
Conclusion: The educational intervention enhanced the pharmacists’ potential to deliver PC and also generated two systems of documenting PC activities


Keywords

Educational intervention, pharmaceutical care scale, pharmacy education, Nigeria


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