Systematic Follow up of Drug Treatment by Pharmacists in Secondary Prevention After Transient Ischemic Attack

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Use of drugs is an important factor in secondary prophylaxis after transient ischemic attack (TIA), but studies show that adherence to the prescribed drugs is often poor. This randomised controlled trial aims to investigate whether a systematic follow up of drug treatment using medication reconciliation, medication reviews and patient counselling by clinical pharmacists, improves adherence and/or decreases cardiovascular events the first three months and the first year after TIA. Patient satisfaction will also be compared between the two groups.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Drug use counselling Behavioral
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: drug use counselling
    Description: Pharmacist conducting drug reconciliation, medication reviews and drug use counselling during hospitalisation. Follow up telephone calls 1 week, 1 month, 2 months and three months after discharge from hospital

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary adherence to drug treatment in secondary prevention after TIA 3 months No
Secondary Persistence 3 months No
Secondary Incidence of stroke and cardiovascular events and deaths 3 months No
Secondary degree of disability or dependence in the daily activities 3 months No
Secondary patient satisfaction 3 months No

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