Health related quality of life (HRQOL) and self-perceived well-being have been shown to be associated with lower healthcare utilization and costs in people with chronic diseases. A pharmacist-run employee health program started in 2008 sought to improve HRQOL through the use of individualized lifestyle behavior programming, medication therapy management, and care coordination activities. Following one year of participation in the program, employee participant’s self-reported general health rating significantly improved compared with their baseline rating (p < 0.001). Participants also reported a significantly lower number of days within a month when they did not feel physically and/or mentally well at baseline vs. one-year, respectively (10.3 days vs. 6.0 days, p < 0.01). Pharmacists can positively impact self-reported HRQOL when working in an employee health setting.
Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Skrabal MZ, Faulkner MA, Skradski JJ, Qi Y, Coleman AW. Health-Related Quality of Life Impact in Employees Participating in a Pharmacist-Run Risk Reduction Program. Innov. Pharm. 2012; 3(94):1-8.
Lenz, Thomas L.; Gillespie, Nicole D.; Skrabal, Maryann Z.; Faulkner, Michele A.; Skradski, Jessica J.; Qi, Yongyue; Coleman, Abby W..
Health-Related Quality of Life Impact in Employees Participating in a Pharmacist-Run Risk Reduction Program.
University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.
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