Empowering Patient Minority Populations. Self medication management program for adult patients in custody

Hanan Abdalla, Patrick Ball

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Introduction: Once an offender has been sent to a correctional facility they lose most of their freedom to perform their normal day-to-day functions at the time they wish.. It was clear that their needs for participation in their own health care were neither being evaluated nor assessed.. Aim: the aim of this project was to improve health outcomes by empowering patients in a minority population such as the custodial system through their active involvement in their own medication management. Method: A total of 2000 people in a custodial environment were given the opportunity to be issued with dosage administration aids and to self-medicate. A series of questionnaires, risk assessments and patient interviews was followed by a post implementation evaluation questionnaires to patients and staff. . Results: From a total of 2000 patients, a randomly selected sample of 45 patients were asked to complete the evaluation of which 42 were overwhelmingly positive about the approach. Out of 15 staff members 9 were strongly positive. Findings: patient involvement in their own medication management empowering them to comply and contribute to better overall health outcomes. Conclusion: patients welling to learn and participate in their own medication management which contribute to better compliance and better understanding of their own medication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Pharmacy Journal
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Fingerprint

Self Medication
Self Care
Population
Patient Participation
Health
Compliance
Interviews
Delivery of Health Care

Cite this

@article{83a0c2004a8b4a77910cd89de69c8097,
title = "Empowering Patient Minority Populations. Self medication management program for adult patients in custody",
abstract = "Introduction: Once an offender has been sent to a correctional facility they lose most of their freedom to perform their normal day-to-day functions at the time they wish.. It was clear that their needs for participation in their own health care were neither being evaluated nor assessed.. Aim: the aim of this project was to improve health outcomes by empowering patients in a minority population such as the custodial system through their active involvement in their own medication management. Method: A total of 2000 people in a custodial environment were given the opportunity to be issued with dosage administration aids and to self-medicate. A series of questionnaires, risk assessments and patient interviews was followed by a post implementation evaluation questionnaires to patients and staff. . Results: From a total of 2000 patients, a randomly selected sample of 45 patients were asked to complete the evaluation of which 42 were overwhelmingly positive about the approach. Out of 15 staff members 9 were strongly positive. Findings: patient involvement in their own medication management empowering them to comply and contribute to better overall health outcomes. Conclusion: patients welling to learn and participate in their own medication management which contribute to better compliance and better understanding of their own medication.",
keywords = "Custodial environment, Disease state management, Self medication",
author = "Hanan Abdalla and Patrick Ball",
note = "Imported on 12 Apr 2017 - DigiTool details were: Journal title (773t) = International Pharmacy Journal. ISSNs: 1010-0423;",
year = "2010",
language = "English",
volume = "26",
pages = "6--11",
journal = "International Pharmacy Journal",
issn = "1010-0423",
publisher = "International Pharamaceutical Federation/Federation Internationale Pharmaceutique",
number = "1",

}

Empowering Patient Minority Populations. Self medication management program for adult patients in custody. / Abdalla, Hanan; Ball, Patrick.

In: International Pharmacy Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2010, p. 6-11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Empowering Patient Minority Populations. Self medication management program for adult patients in custody

AU - Abdalla, Hanan

AU - Ball, Patrick

N1 - Imported on 12 Apr 2017 - DigiTool details were: Journal title (773t) = International Pharmacy Journal. ISSNs: 1010-0423;

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - Introduction: Once an offender has been sent to a correctional facility they lose most of their freedom to perform their normal day-to-day functions at the time they wish.. It was clear that their needs for participation in their own health care were neither being evaluated nor assessed.. Aim: the aim of this project was to improve health outcomes by empowering patients in a minority population such as the custodial system through their active involvement in their own medication management. Method: A total of 2000 people in a custodial environment were given the opportunity to be issued with dosage administration aids and to self-medicate. A series of questionnaires, risk assessments and patient interviews was followed by a post implementation evaluation questionnaires to patients and staff. . Results: From a total of 2000 patients, a randomly selected sample of 45 patients were asked to complete the evaluation of which 42 were overwhelmingly positive about the approach. Out of 15 staff members 9 were strongly positive. Findings: patient involvement in their own medication management empowering them to comply and contribute to better overall health outcomes. Conclusion: patients welling to learn and participate in their own medication management which contribute to better compliance and better understanding of their own medication.

AB - Introduction: Once an offender has been sent to a correctional facility they lose most of their freedom to perform their normal day-to-day functions at the time they wish.. It was clear that their needs for participation in their own health care were neither being evaluated nor assessed.. Aim: the aim of this project was to improve health outcomes by empowering patients in a minority population such as the custodial system through their active involvement in their own medication management. Method: A total of 2000 people in a custodial environment were given the opportunity to be issued with dosage administration aids and to self-medicate. A series of questionnaires, risk assessments and patient interviews was followed by a post implementation evaluation questionnaires to patients and staff. . Results: From a total of 2000 patients, a randomly selected sample of 45 patients were asked to complete the evaluation of which 42 were overwhelmingly positive about the approach. Out of 15 staff members 9 were strongly positive. Findings: patient involvement in their own medication management empowering them to comply and contribute to better overall health outcomes. Conclusion: patients welling to learn and participate in their own medication management which contribute to better compliance and better understanding of their own medication.

KW - Custodial environment

KW - Disease state management

KW - Self medication

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 6

EP - 11

JO - International Pharmacy Journal

JF - International Pharmacy Journal

SN - 1010-0423

IS - 1

ER -