ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PHARMACIST-LED COLLABORATIVE APPROACH IN QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH 36-ITEM SHORT FORM SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE IN PATIENTS ON ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Kamble Namit Ananda *, Sangaokar Dhanashree Ghanashyam, Tanveer Ahamad, Tekkalaki Bheemsain V
Abstract: The 36-Item Short Form Survey is a 36-item, patient reported the survey of patient’s overall health. It is a tool of health status generally used in health economics. The purpose to evaluate the Quality of Life with the use of 36-Item Short Form Survey questionnaire in patients with schizophrenia adherent on Atypical Antipsychotics by concealed randomization allocation method, subjects were assigned into two groups for a period of 6 months. The primary segment was baseline data preceded by follow-up data after 2 months. The result stated that an interventional group was more effective with respect to improvement in Quality of Life than the controlled group. An interventional group was efficient due to the adaptation of 36-Item Short Form Survey with the collaborative care of Pharmacist and Psychiatrist. The study summarizes the mental health system and is considered by Indian masses in recent era to be a neglected segment in the society. The collaborative care approach towards mental health can be an executable choice to address the unmet needs in schizophrenic patients.
Keyword: 36-Item Short Form Survey, Schizophrenia, Atypical Antipsychotics, Quality of Life