Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life and Evaluation of Prescribing Patterns of Psychiatric Patients in Tertiary Care Hospital

    Published on:June 2022
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2022; 14(2):240-243
    Original Article | doi:10.5530/jyp.2022.14.45
    Authors:

    Parth Shah, Mudra Patel, Grishma Patel, Abhay Dharamsi, Priyanshi Shah, Mrudangsinh M Rathod*

    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Parul Institute of Pharmacy, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA.

    Abstract:

    Background: This study gives an overview of the drug utiljization patterns and health related quality of life condition in the psychiatric patients in a tertiary care hospital. It was conducted by analysing different parameters like age, gender, weight, addiction, education, occupation and socioeconomic status and differential diagnosis of psychiatric illness and prescribed drug therapy. The Aim of this study was to analyse the drug utilization patterns during the anti-psychotic medication therapy as well as to assess the health-related quality of life in psychiatry patients in a tertiary care hospital in Vadodara. Methods: This study was conducted for a period of six months at a tertiary care hospital. The patients were enrolled on the basis of inclusion criteria and were classified on the basis of diagnosis, weight age, gender, education and socio-economic status, and also assessed the health-related quality of life. Results: Data was collected from a total of one hundred fifty-four patients of which ninety-six (62.33%) patients were females while fifty-eight (37.66%) were males. According to diagnosis, schizophrenia (44.15%) was the highest followed by Anxiety (20.77%). Antipsychotics (35.29%) and Benzodiazepines (26.20%) accounted as highly prescribed drugs. Conclusion: This study gives an overview of the drug utilization patterns and health related quality of life condition in the psychiatric patients by analysing different parameters like age, gender, weight, addiction, education, occupation and socio-economic status and differential diagnosis of psychiatric illness and prescribed drug therapy.

    Key words: Drug utilisation patterns, Psychiatric treatment, Health related quality of life, Antipsychotics, Psychiatric patients.

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