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Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Date data sharing statement initially provided
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Enhancement of pharmacist role for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Pakistan
Scientific title
Management of COPD and other Comorbidities in COPD Patients by Dispensing Pharmaceutical Care following the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung disease-guidelines (GOLD guidelines 2020) : A Prospective Clinical Trial.
Secondary ID [1] 306312 0
Nil Known
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 323264 0
Condition category
Condition code
Respiratory 320833 320833 0 0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The study has two arms
Arm 1: There will be only educational intervention provided to this group (COPD patients) by the principle investigator ( Counselling about the disease, correct use of medication and life style modification ( Diet and Exercise). This study group will receive the onging medication prescribed by the physician.
Arm 2 : There will be a pharmacological intervention will be provided according to the GOLD guidelines as following
step 1: The patients will be diagnosed following the standard procedure mentioned in GOLD guidelines.
Step 2: Then pharmacological treatment will be given according to the GOLD guidelines
Step 3: Educational intervention ( 30 minute face-to-face patient counselling) will be provided also as mentioned in Arm 1
Study Activities:
1: At the time of patient enrollment interventions will be provided to both groups
2: After every 2 months patients will be called for checking adherence to the interventions by interviewing the patients and by checking patient prescriptions and medications used by patients
3: The patients will be enrolled at Out patient department of ' Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, Pakistan' and interventions will be provided by the principle investigator
4 : The interventions will be provided only once
5: Response will be gathered after 6 months by checking disease state, patient quality of life and No. of acute exacerbation during this period of study

Intervention code [1] 321454 0
Treatment: Drugs
Intervention code [2] 322169 0
Treatment: Other
Comparator / control treatment
control group: The patients diagnosed with COPD will follow the ongoing treatment which is not following the GOLD guidelines with no educational intervention.
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 328630 0
Quality of life assessed using the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire
Timepoint [1] 328630 0
After 24 weeks/ 6 months of commencement of intervention the outcomes will be assessed
Primary outcome [2] 328631 0

No. of acute exacerbation will be assessed in intervention groups by using
a) Spirometry to check disease progression
b) No, of emergency hospital visits will be counted from patients medical record (prescriptions, lab reports etc),
c) Quality of life will be measured by the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire

Timepoint [2] 328631 0
24 weeks/ 6 months after interventions
Primary outcome [3] 328632 0
Disease progression will be assessed by spirometery ; Forced expiratory volume (FEV1) for 1 sec will be measure before and after intervention to study the impact of interventions
Timepoint [3] 328632 0
After 24 weeks/ 6 months of intervention disease progression will be assessed
Secondary outcome [1] 399759 0
Mortality rate of intervention group will be compared
Timepoint [1] 399759 0
After 1 year of interventions

Key inclusion criteria
Patients only attend the outpatient COPD wards, confirmed diagnosis of COPD by the hospital consultant for at least 1 year with a forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of 30–80% of the predicted normal value, patients that hospital consultant agree that the patient is suitable for entering the trial will be included in this study.
Minimum age
40 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Patients will be excluded from the study if they will have moderate to severe learning difficulties, mobility problems, confusion, disorientation or terminal illness, congestive heart failure or if they are attending a pulmonary rehabilitation programs consulting a pulmonary nurse or clinical pharmacist in the last 6 month will be excluded.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint/s
Statistical methods / analysis
Data analysis Data collected at baseline and at the 6 month assessments will be coded and entered into SPSS software version 22 for statistical analysis (data screening, descriptive statistics and univariate analysis). Data will be examined using Chi-squared analysis for categorical variables. Regarding continuous variables, the Mann–Whitney U-test will be performed for the non-normally distributed variables and the independent t test was performed for normally distributed variables. A P value of 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 24044 0
State/province [1] 24044 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 309453 0
Government body
Name [1] 309453 0
Higher Education Commision Pakistan
Country [1] 309453 0
Primary sponsor type
Amjad Khan
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Secondary sponsor category [1] 310422 0
Name [1] 310422 0
Address [1] 310422 0
Country [1] 310422 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 309246 0
Rawalpindi medical university Ethical Review Boards
Ethics committee address [1] 309246 0
Tipu Rd, Chamanzar Colony, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000
Ethics committee country [1] 309246 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 309246 0
Approval date [1] 309246 0
Ethics approval number [1] 309246 0

Brief summary
Hypothesis: Implementation of Global Initiative of Chronic Obstructive Lung disease will improve the management of COPD
Purpose of study:
The aim of the study is to improve COPD management by implementing standard treatment guidelines for the the provision of pharmaceutical care to the COPD patients to improve the quality of life and to improve treatment outcome.
Pharmacological intervention: Medications therapy was provided by following the GOLD guidelines against the GOLD COPD classIfication
Non-Pharmacological intervention: patient counselling about disease, medications, diet and preventions, and vaccinate the COPD patients against influenza and pneumococcal infections etc.
Follow up:
Patients' will be examined to evaluate the impact of intervention on COPD disease management

Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
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Miss Hafsa Kanwal
Address 113478 0
Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Country 113478 0
Phone 113478 0
+92 3446429220
Fax 113478 0
Email 113478 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 113479 0
Dr Amjad Khan
Address 113479 0
Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Country 113479 0
Phone 113479 0
Fax 113479 0
Email 113479 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 113480 0
Miss Hafsa Kanwal
Address 113480 0
Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Country 113480 0
Phone 113480 0
+92 3446429220
Fax 113480 0
Email 113480 0

Data sharing statement
Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available (including data dictionaries)?
What data in particular will be shared?
individual participant data underlying published results only
When will data be available (start and end dates)?
Immediately following publication and will be available for 5 years
Available to whom?
only researchers who provide a methodologically sound proposal
Available for what types of analyses?
any purpose i.e for further study
How or where can data be obtained?
data will be shared by Principal Investigator Hafsa Kanwal and primary sponser Amjad Khan,

What supporting documents are/will be available?

No Supporting Document Provided

Results publications and other study-related documents

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