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Assessment of the Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapy Follow-up in Patients Treated for Depression.
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PMID:  23537456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of PC via PF according to the Dáder Method in female patients diagnosed with depression.  
METHODS: Sixty-eight patients were selected and randomly allocated to groups, stratified by age, type of medication, severity of depression, and presence of recurrence and/or relapse. Patients in the intervention group (IG) received clinical pharmacy intervention at monthly visits over a 3-month follow-up period. The control group (CG) also received monthly visits from the pharmacist, but PF intervention was not performed.  
RESULTS: A comparison of the effects of usual treatment (CG) and PC (IG) on depressive symptoms showed a statistically significant difference between groups, with a median reduction in Beck Depression Inventory score (Δ) of 2.5 points in the CG and 13.5 points in the IG. Similarly, statistically significant results were observed for anxiety symptoms, with a median reduction in Beck Anxiety Inventory score (Δ) of 3.5 points in the CG and 13.0 points in the IG. The patients who underwent PF showed a high level of satisfaction with the service.  
CONCLUSION: The PF is well accepted and effective in treating depressed patients, as indicated by the reduction of the depressive and anxious symptoms. 
Luciene Alves; José Carlos; Maria Rosana; Cristiane Carneiro; Luiz Alberto; Ana Regina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1944-706X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Manag Care Pharm     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9605854     Medline TA:  J Manag Care Pharm     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
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