The Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Geriatric Care among Student Pharmacists

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Title:
The Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Geriatric Care among Student Pharmacists
Author:
Makadia, Nirav; Shah, Amit; Shah, Ankur; Lee, Jeannie
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2012
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Specific Aims: The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes, beliefs and knowledge of pharmacy students regarding geriatric care. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to first, second and third year pharmacy students to assess the impact of geriatric curriculum on students at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. The primary grouping variable was whether or not students had previously taken a course focused on geriatrics. Main Results: A total of 193 pharmacy students completed the questionnaire which resulted in a response rate of 64.33%. There is no comparison group for the first year class as all students in this class had never taken a geriatric-focused course. Therefore, no tests for statistical significance could be performed for this class. Students in the second year class who have taken a geriatrics-focused course scored higher than those without course experience on all four of the attitude and beliefs questions (p = 0.104, p = 0.042, p = 0.045, p = 0.025). The same held true for the third year class (p = 0.006, p <0.001, p = 0.050, p = 0.653). Both classes showed a statistically significant increase in knowledge of geriatric care in those students who have previously taken a geriatrics-focused course (p = 0.032 for second years, p = 0.022 for third years). Conclusions: This study showed that pharmacy students at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy who have previously taken a geriatrics-focused course have more positive attitudes and beliefs regarding geriatric care as well as a stronger knowledge base regarding geriatrics. With an aging population, it is important that pharmacists be knowledgeable and capable of caring for geriatric patients. Thus, we recommend that all pharmacy schools include a geriatrics-focused course as part of the standard curriculum for Pharm D. candidates.
Description:
Class of 2012 Abstract
Keywords:
Geriatric; Care; Pharmacists; University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lee, Jeannie

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorLee, Jeannieen
dc.contributor.authorMakadia, Niraven
dc.contributor.authorShah, Amiten
dc.contributor.authorShah, Ankuren
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jeannieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-23T20:03:19Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-23T20:03:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614508-
dc.descriptionClass of 2012 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractSpecific Aims: The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes, beliefs and knowledge of pharmacy students regarding geriatric care. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to first, second and third year pharmacy students to assess the impact of geriatric curriculum on students at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. The primary grouping variable was whether or not students had previously taken a course focused on geriatrics. Main Results: A total of 193 pharmacy students completed the questionnaire which resulted in a response rate of 64.33%. There is no comparison group for the first year class as all students in this class had never taken a geriatric-focused course. Therefore, no tests for statistical significance could be performed for this class. Students in the second year class who have taken a geriatrics-focused course scored higher than those without course experience on all four of the attitude and beliefs questions (p = 0.104, p = 0.042, p = 0.045, p = 0.025). The same held true for the third year class (p = 0.006, p <0.001, p = 0.050, p = 0.653). Both classes showed a statistically significant increase in knowledge of geriatric care in those students who have previously taken a geriatrics-focused course (p = 0.032 for second years, p = 0.022 for third years). Conclusions: This study showed that pharmacy students at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy who have previously taken a geriatrics-focused course have more positive attitudes and beliefs regarding geriatric care as well as a stronger knowledge base regarding geriatrics. With an aging population, it is important that pharmacists be knowledgeable and capable of caring for geriatric patients. Thus, we recommend that all pharmacy schools include a geriatrics-focused course as part of the standard curriculum for Pharm D. candidates.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectGeriatricen
dc.subjectCareen
dc.subjectPharmacistsen
dc.subjectUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.titleThe Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Geriatric Care among Student Pharmacistsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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