Second-year pharmacy students' perceptions of adhering to a complex simulated medication regimen.

Title

Second-year pharmacy students' perceptions of adhering to a complex simulated medication regimen.

Creator

Ulbrich Timothy; Hamer David; Lehotsky Kristin

Publisher

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Date

2012
2012-02

Description

OBJECTIVE: To conduct a simulated medication regimen with second-year pharmacy students to determine their anticipated versus actual difficulty in adhering to it. METHODS: Second-year pharmacy students were given 6 fictitious medications (jellybeans) and a drug regimen to adhere to for 6 days. Pre- and post-intervention surveys were conducted to compare participants anticipated vs. actual difficulty with adherence and changes in empathy toward patients. RESULTS: The 69 (96%) students who participated in the study missed on average 16% of all simulated medication doses and noted that adhering to the complex medication regimen was more difficult than they had anticipated. Eighty-nine percent of students agreed or strongly agreed the project was valuable in developing empathy towards patients taking complex medication regimens. CONCLUSIONS: Pharmacy students participating in a simulated medication regimen missed a notable number of doses and reported a greater level of empathy for patients taking complex medication regiments. Finding meaningful ways to integrate adherence into the curriculum is essential.

Subject

Humans; Students; Education; *Perception; adherence; Curriculum/standards; Data Collection/methods/standards; Medication Adherence/*psychology; medications; pharmacy students; Pharmacy/*psychology; Pharmacy/*methods/standards

Identifier

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

11–11

Issue

1

Volume

76

Citation

Ulbrich Timothy; Hamer David; Lehotsky Kristin, “Second-year pharmacy students' perceptions of adhering to a complex simulated medication regimen.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5249.

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