A New Consultation Service for Community Pharmacies? An Investigation of Pharmacists' Perspective on Implementing a Weight Management Program

Strength, Shelby N. (2019) A New Consultation Service for Community Pharmacies? An Investigation of Pharmacists' Perspective on Implementing a Weight Management Program. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Meagan Rosenthal from Pharmacy Administration, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Pharmacists are capable and interested in providing a targeted weight management intervention addressing the high rates, and associated risk, of obesity. A series of in-depth phone interviews with Mississippi community pharmacists were used to gain their perspective on a systematic approach for delivering a weight and obesity management service to patients. Using qualitative content analysis, three themes were identified and analyzed. These themes included: pharmacist’s perceptions of patient’s needs, program structural components, and pharmacist’s implementational needs. These findings can be used to expand the role of pharmacists, serve as a model for the development of other consultation services, improve health outcomes for patients with obesity, and save the healthcare system money. This investigation of pharmacists’ perspectives on the development of a weight management service could be used to design a program to minimize implementation barriers and become sustainable for the long term.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Strength, Shelby N.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Thesis Advisor: Meagan Rosenthal
Thesis Advisor's Department: Pharmacy Administration
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Depositing User: Shelby Strength
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 17:24
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 17:24
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1611

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