EFFECT OF EDUCATION HOME PHARMACY CARE ON HYPERTENSION PATIENTS ‘LIVING QUALITY IN PUSKESMAS
Hypertension is one of ten degenerative diseases that decline the patient’s quality of life. Controlling hypertension through the role of pharmacists as a care giver in home pharmacy care activities can reduce the morbidity of the disease. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of home pharmacy care education on the quality of life of hypertensive patients hospitalized at the Gamping II Public Health Center. This research design was quasi-experimental with a pre post control group. Respondents of this study were 28 hypertensive patients of the Gamping II Public Health Center. They were taken by simple random sampling and then divided into 2 groups, control and intervention. In the intervention group, respondents were given a pre-test and then educated with Home Pharmacy Care as many as 4 times. Data on blood pressure changes were measured using tensimeter, while quality of life assessment was SF-36 questionnaires. Data were analyzed by using student t-test. The results of this study showed that hypertensive patients are home pharmacy care services at Gamping II Public Health Center had significantly decreased blood pressures both systolic and diastolic (p <0.05), while the quality of life showed a significant increase (p <0.05). It was concluded that the application of home pharmacy care education to hypertensive patients in GampingPublic Health Center could reduce blood pressure and can statistically improve quality of life.