Community pharmacy type 2 diabetes risk assessment: demographics and risk results

Twigg, Michael J. ORCID:, Wright, David J., Thornley, Tracey and Haynes, Lisa (2015) Community pharmacy type 2 diabetes risk assessment: demographics and risk results. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23 (1). pp. 80-82. ISSN 0961-7671

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Objectives: To determine the demographics and risk results of patients accessing a community pharmacy diabetes risk assessment service. Method: Participating patients underwent an assessment using a validated questionnaire to determine their 10-year risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Patients were given appropriate lifestyle advice or referred to their general practitioner if necessary. Key findings: In total, 21 302 risk assessments were performed. Nearly one-third (29%) of 3427 risk assessments analysed yielded a result of moderate or high chance of developing the condition. Conclusions: Community pharmacies can identify a significant number of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years. Further follow-up work needs to be done to determine the cost-effectiveness of such a service and the consequences of receiving a risk assessment.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Pharmaceutical Society. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Uncontrolled Keywords: community pharmacy,diabetes,diet,health promotion,risk assessment,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Medicines Management (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Patient Care
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 15:24
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 00:01
DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12139


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