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DEVELOPMENT AND PILOT TESTING AN INSTRUMENT THAT MEASURES THE ATTITUDES OF PATIENTS TOWARD PHARMACISTS’ CARE SERVICES VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

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12-2-2016 12:00 AM

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Objective. The aim of this pilot study was to develop and pilot test an instrument that was created to measure the attitudes of patients toward pharmacists care services via social media. Background. There was little prior research on impact of social 39 media networking on the pharmacist-patient communication in depth as no prior study had evaluated patients’ perceptions about introducing pharmacists’ interventions via social media. Therefore, measuring the attitudes of patients regarding pharmacists’ care services via social media was an essential approach. Methods. The validity and reliability of the instrument was tested in this pilot study. The content validity was determined by sending the instrument to a group of experts that included 7 PhD students in Nova Southeastern University (Pharmacy College) to check if the wording of the items and scale that was developed were appropriate and comprehensible. After validating the instrument, a pilot-mocking test has been developed and the survey was sent to all PhD students (34 students) in Nova Southeastern University (Pharmacy College). After collecting the response from the students, factor analysis has been conducted by using SPSS, certain items were excluded. Results. The response rate was about 22 in total. Certain Items were excluded. The 5 dimensions of the construct will include the following: usefulness, health benefits, personal innovativeness, barriers, and confidentiality. Conclusion. In conclusion, the results of this pilot study provided the basis for refining the instrument. Grants. There was no special funding or grants included in the study

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DEVELOPMENT AND PILOT TESTING AN INSTRUMENT THAT MEASURES THE ATTITUDES OF PATIENTS TOWARD PHARMACISTS’ CARE SERVICES VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Objective. The aim of this pilot study was to develop and pilot test an instrument that was created to measure the attitudes of patients toward pharmacists care services via social media. Background. There was little prior research on impact of social 39 media networking on the pharmacist-patient communication in depth as no prior study had evaluated patients’ perceptions about introducing pharmacists’ interventions via social media. Therefore, measuring the attitudes of patients regarding pharmacists’ care services via social media was an essential approach. Methods. The validity and reliability of the instrument was tested in this pilot study. The content validity was determined by sending the instrument to a group of experts that included 7 PhD students in Nova Southeastern University (Pharmacy College) to check if the wording of the items and scale that was developed were appropriate and comprehensible. After validating the instrument, a pilot-mocking test has been developed and the survey was sent to all PhD students (34 students) in Nova Southeastern University (Pharmacy College). After collecting the response from the students, factor analysis has been conducted by using SPSS, certain items were excluded. Results. The response rate was about 22 in total. Certain Items were excluded. The 5 dimensions of the construct will include the following: usefulness, health benefits, personal innovativeness, barriers, and confidentiality. Conclusion. In conclusion, the results of this pilot study provided the basis for refining the instrument. Grants. There was no special funding or grants included in the study