Acceptance rate 46%
Time to first decision 20 days*
Time to decision with review 50 days*

*approximate number of days


ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2024 , Vol 62 , Num 1
The impact of an education program on the appropriate prescription of proton pump inhibitors in hospitalized internal medicine services patients
Yunus Emre AYHAN 1 Cüneyd ENVER 1 Betül OKUYAN 1 Çağlayan KEKLİKKIRAN 2 Abdulmünir AZIZY 3 Tuba Kıratlı YOLCU 4 Osman Cavit ÖZDOĞAN 5 Mesut SANCAR 1
1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Marmara University, Istanbul, Türkiye
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Marmara University Istanbul Pendik Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Sancaktepe Sehit Prof. Dr. İlhan Varank Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
5 Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.23893/1307-2080.APS6209 The objective of this study was to determine the effect of an education program on physicians" knowledge, appropriate prescribing, and administration of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in hospitalized internal medicine patients. This quasi-experimental, prospective study was conducted in a university hospital over a period of three months, and included patients who received PPIs before (1 month) and after (1 month) the education program. A questionnaire was used to assess physicians" knowledge before and after the education program. In this study, a total of 215 patients and 32 physicians participated. The rate of appropriate PPI prescribing for indication and administration route increased from 46.4% to 49.5% and from 48.2% to 51.5%, respectively, after the education program (p>0.05). The mean number of correct answers on the knowl edge questionnaire increased by 5 out of an average of 10 correct answers before the education to 15 correct answers after the education (p=0.001). Keywords : proton pump inhibitors, education, internal medicine, pharmacists, medication review

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