ACP - Asthma Community Pharmacy Asthma Project - Therapy adherence and Community Pharmacy

01/01/2017 - 31/12/2018
Prof. Massimo COLLINO
Prof. Paola BRUSA

Aree / Gruppi di ricerca

Partecipanti al progetto

Descrizione del progetto


Prof. G. Costa (professor)

Members of other units:

Dr. G. Carbone, Dr. M. Giaccone, Dr. L. Giorni, Dr. R. Gnavi, Dr. M. Mana, Dr. T. Spadea


- Federfarma Piemonte, Turin, Italy

- Servizio Sovrazonale di Epidemiologia ASL TO3

- Order of Pharmacists of Turin, Italy

- Humanitas Gradenigo, Health Centre Turin


Piedmont Region


The project’s aim is to improve the patients’ therapy adherence with the administration, by trained pharmacists in the 200 pharmacies that joined the Piedmontese project, of questionnaires and the realization of an organised counselling that would improve the adherence contributing in reducing the prevalence of the severe not controlled asthma. 

This last aspect represents a significant cost for the patient, for the society, for the SSN, due to the increasing number of the medical examinations of unscheduled outpatients; emergency medical examinations and hospital admissions.

Moreover a proper pharmacological control of asthma reduces the incidence of degeneration to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Keywords: Community Pharmacy, chronic disease, asthma, adherence to therapy, counseling, questionnaires.


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