Category: Federal Forum Posters
Purpose: MOVE! is the US Department of Veterans Affairs national weight management program developed by the National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. MOVE! is an evidence-based self-management program that focuses on health and wellness through healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior change. At the Boise VA Medical Center there is a Pharmacy MOVE! Clinic that is responsible for selecting and initiating weight-loss medications in eligible patients. The objective of this project is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients started on weight-loss medications at the Boise VA Medical Center.
Methods: The design of this project is a retrospective chart review. All patients receiving a prescription for an FDA-approved weight-loss medication at the Boise VA Medical Center during the study period will be included. Approved weight-loss medications include phentermine/topiramate, bupropion/naltrexone, lorcaserin, liraglutide, and orlistat. Patients will be excluded if they were prescribed any of the listed agents for an indication other than weight loss or if they had bariatric surgery or limb amputation during study period. Data collected from the electronic medical record will include: patient demographics, weight, BMI, prescription fill history, blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c, and adverse drug reactions reported. The primary endpoint assessed will be percentage of patients meeting the weight-loss goals set for individual agent by the specified time point required for continuation of the medication. Secondary endpoints include change in percent body weight throughout the study period, change in blood pressure from baseline, and change in hemoglobin A1c from baseline.
Results: not applicable
Conclusion: not applicable
Kaitlyn Holyfield– PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID