Journal article

The Help for Hay Fever community pharmacy-based pilot randomised controlled trial for intermittent allergic rhinitis

Sarah Smith, Terry Porteous, Christine Bond, Jill Francis, Amanda J Lee, Richard Lowrie, Graham Scotland, Aziz Sheikh, Mike Thomas, Sally Wyke, Lorraine Smith

NPJ PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY MEDICINE | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

Management of intermittent allergic rhinitis (IAR) is suboptimal in the UK. An Australian community pharmacy-based intervention has been shown to help patients better self-manage their IAR. We conducted a pilot cluster RCT in 12 Scottish community pharmacies to assess transferability of the Australian intervention. Trained staff in intervention pharmacies delivered the intervention to eligible customers (n = 60). Non-intervention pharmacy participants (n = 65) received usual care. Outcome measures included effect size of change in the mini-Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (miniRQLQ) between baseline, 1-week and 6-week follow-up. Trial procedures were well received by pharmac..

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