A short review of the professionals and general public attitudes and concerns about pharmacogenetic testing with the recognition of the pharmacists role
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The present study had three main objectives: to investigate the attitudes and concerns of general public and patients about pharmacogenetic testing, to analyse the concerns and attitudes of professionals (healthcare workers and non-healthcare workers) about these tests and to examine the role of pharmacists. We conducted a review of original research studies using a structured approach of the following databases: PubMed, Scopus and Kobson, from 2004 to June 2015. A total of 22 studies fulfilled our criteria for inclusion, being related to the attitudes, concerns and beliefs of professional and general public regarding pharmacogenetic testing. In general, both professional and general public support pharmacogenetic testing. The main concern was the relative lack of knowledge in this field. Recognising the role of pharmacists, who will represent the connection between other providers of pharmacogenetic services and patients, is an important aspect. Implementation of the scientific eviden...ces would lead to a significant improvement of pharmacogenetic testing processes.
Keywords:pharmacogenetic testing / attitudes / healthcare professionals / pharmacists
Source:Farmacia, 2018, 66, 5, 770-777
- Soc Stinte Farmaceutice Romania, Bucuresti