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Real world data supporting identification of the pharmacist’s role in obesity and overweight treatment in Poland – a preliminary report

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dc.contributor.author Drozd, Mariola
dc.contributor.author Bułaś, Lucyna
dc.contributor.author Szkultecka-Dębek, Monika
dc.contributor.author Skowron, Agnieszka
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-04T11:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-04T11:32:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 15, z. 3 (2017), s. 192–199 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2544-2406
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/3495
dc.description.abstract Introduction. Obesity is a significant health and economic problem, both for the patient and the health care system. An essential element in the prevention and treatment of each disease is the engagement of all groups of healthcare professionals. In our study, we performed an analysis of the real world data, obtained from a survey of the medical and socioeconomic problems associated with overweight and obesity. We aimed to identify the pharmacist’s role in the management of overweight and obese patients, including their individualized education in an outpatient setting. Material and methods. The study material consisted of responses obtained from a specially designed questionnaire. Our findings indicate that the study patients had easy access to a pharmacist’s professional knowledge, relevant to comprehensive treatment of obesity. In addition, our data indicates a lack of patient knowledge of a healthy lifestyle and an inability to implement such knowledge in practice. Results. The community pharmacist should actively provide support to patients with obesity (including the primary obesity and those who want to lose excessive body mass for health-related and also for aesthetic reasons) and the management of their weight. The results of our study should be considered as an introduction to further research to facilitate the understanding of problems and expectations of patients and to prepare pharmacists to perform pharmaceutical care (PC) in this regard. Conclusion. One of the potential options to protect society against the obesity epidemic is an education about the risks inherent to obesity and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Międzynarodowe *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject overweight pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject obesity pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject pharmaceutical care pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject treatment pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject real world data pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title Real world data supporting identification of the pharmacist’s role in obesity and overweight treatment in Poland – a preliminary report pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/ejcem.2017.3.2
dc.identifier.eissn 2544-1361


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