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Table 4 Percentage of patients achieving glycemic and blood pressure goals

From: A randomized control trial of primary care-based management of type 2 diabetes by a pharmacist in Pakistan

Outcome Measures Control Arm Intervention Arm
Follow Up Follow Up
B, n = 121 (%) 1st, n = 121 (%) 2nd, n = 121 (%) 3rd, n = 52 (%) B,
n = 123 (%)
1st,
n = 123 (%)
2nd,
n = 105 (%)
3rd, n = 83 (%)
Glycaemic Goals
% of patients achieving goal HbA1c < 7% a0 2 (1.7) 2 (1.7) 0 (0) a0 5 (4.1) 9 (8.6) 14 (16.9)
% of patients achieving goal HbA1c < 8% a0 2 (1.7) 8 (6.6) 3 (5.8) a0 14 (11.4) 28 (26.7) 33 (39.8)
% of patients achieving goal HbA1c < 9% 15 (12.4) 24 (19.8) 25 (20.7) 13 (25) 18 (14.6) 27 (22) 39 (37.1) 29 (34.9)
% of patients at HbA1c ≥ 9% 106 (87.6) 93 (76.9) 86 (71.1) 36 (69.2) 105 (85.4) 77 (62.6) 29 (27.6) 7 (8.4)
Blood Pressure Goals
 % of patients with SBP < 130 mmHg 42 (34.7) 41 (33.9) 27 (22.3) 4 (7.7) 22 (17.9) 31 (25.2) 39 (37.1) 45 (54.2)
 % of patients with SBP ≥130 mmHg 79 (65.3) 80 (66.1) 94 (77.7) 48 (92.3) 101 (82.1) 92 (74.8) 65 (62.9) 38 (45.8)
 % of patients with SBP ≥140 mmHg 49 (40.5) 40 (33.1) 45 (37.2) 29 (55.8) 84 (68.3) 51 (41.5) 19 (18.1) 8 (9.6)
 % of patients with DBP < 80 mmHg 12 (9.9) 11 (9.1) 9 (7.4) 0 (0) 3 (2.4) 2 (1.6) 2 (1.9) 1 (1.2)
 % of patients with DBP ≥80 mmHg 109 (90.1) 110 (90.9) 112 (92.6) 52 (100) 120 (97.6) 121 (98.4) 103 (98.1) 82 (98.8)
 % of patients with DBP ≥90 mmHg 56 (46.3) 72 (59.5) 76 (62.8) 43 (82.7) 97 (78.9) 89 (72.4) 69 (65.7) 48 (57.8)
  1. Abbreviations: HbA1c Glycosylated Haemoglobin, SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure
  2. aNote: Inclusion criteria of study was >8% HbA1c i.e. patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus