Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Weight management in community pharmacy in Australia|
|Authors: ||Um, Irene Sae Im|
|Issue Date: ||31-Jul-2015|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney|
Faculty of Pharmacy
|Abstract: ||Obesity rates in Australia have reached all-time highs, and the primary healthcare setting has been identified as a key area for the management of obesity. Community pharmacies are well positioned to provide weight management initiatives due to their accessibility and potential to identify at-risk consumers. In recent years, there has been a shift in pharmacy practice, with a growing focus on the provision of professional pharmacy services to better support public health needs. Pharmacies are a major outlet for over-the-counter weight-loss products, and there is opportunity for pharmacists to deliver evidence-based and sustainable interventions in this domain.
The overarching aim of this thesis was to develop and test a best practice model for weight management services in community pharmacy in Australia, and to identify competencies related to weight management required by pharmacists to inform the development of an educational workshop.
The research involved a comprehensive systematic needs assessment conducted through consultation with stakeholders, including pharmacists, consumers, experts in the field and representatives of the leading pharmacy professional organisations, to inform the development of a service model, which was subsequently pilot tested in community pharmacies. In addition, an educational workshop to upskill pharmacy students in weight management was developed and evaluated.|
|Access Level: ||Access is restricted to staff and students of the University of Sydney . UniKey credentials are required. Non university access may be obtained by visiting the University of Sydney Library.|
|Rights and Permissions: ||The author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.|
|Type of Work: ||PhD Doctorate|
|Type of Publication: ||Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (University of Sydney Access only)|
This work is protected by Copyright. All rights reserved. Access to this work is provided for the purposes of personal research and study. Except where permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, this work must not be copied or communicated to others without the express permission of the copyright owner. Use the persistent URI in this record to enable others to access this work.
|UM Irene - Final Thesis.pdf||Thesis||5.08 MB||Adobe PDF|
Items in Sydney eScholarship Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.