Impact of clinical pharmacists intervention on management of hyperglycemia in pregnancy in Jordan

Razan Adnan Batta, Violet Kasabri, Amal Akour, Dana Hyassat, Abla Albsoul-Younes

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Background and objective Hyperglycemia in pregnancy is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and postpartum (PP) diabetes. This study aimed to assess the impact of the clinical pharmacist-assisted program (CPAP) of optimizing drug therapy and intensive education on main management outcome measures of patient knowledge about diabetes, Quality of life (QoL) as measured by SF-36 including maternal complications, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) control, and HbA1c. Method This is a randomized controlled study. Pregnant (20–28 weeks) patients with hyperglycemia received CPAP (n = 51) as compared with conventional management (n = 34). Patients were then followed up for 6 weeks pp. Results A significant change was shown in the intervention group for diabetes knowledge (3.47% vs. control 2.03%, P OpenSPiltSPi 0.05) and three aspects of health-related QoL. The need for caesarian delivery (58.8% vs. control 35.3%) and severe episodes of hypoglycemia (0% vs. control 8.8%) were significantly (P OpenSPiltSPi 0.05) reduced in the intervention group. Six weeks PP reduction in HbA1c values was greater in the intervention group (− 0.54% vs. control − 0.08%, P = 0.04) with more FPG-controlled patients during pregnancy (94% vs. control 64.7%). Conclusion Clinical pharmacist assisted services in the management of pregnancy hyperglycemia fundamentally and significantly improve knowledge and disease control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-55
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical pharmacist
  • Glycemic control
  • Jordan
  • Patient education
  • Pregnancy hyperglycemia
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacy
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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