The Impact of Student Pharmacists at Health Fair Events
Objectives. To evaluate student pharmacists’ impact on health fair participant knowledge of selected disease states and to evaluate the intent of health fair participants with abnormal screening results to seek follow-up care within 1 month of screening.
Methods. Health fair participants were assessed for changes in their knowledge of specific diseases before and after screenings. Participants’ intent to seek health care was assessed through a survey instrument developed using Rosenstock’s Health Belief Model.
Results. Increases in participant knowledge of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and body mass index were significant, and 78% of participants with abnormal results intended to contact a provider.
Conclusions. Student pharmacists’ had a positive impact on health fair participants’ disease knowledge and intent to follow up with a provider.
Hess KM, Gabrielian C, Schwartzman E, Law AV. The impact of student pharmacists at health fair events. AJPE. 2012;76(8):149. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe768149
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy