Andrea Manfrin

Andrea Manfrin
University of Central Lancashire | UCLAN · School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science

PhD, MBA, PGCHE, Hosp. Pharm.Spec, PharmD

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Introduction
Andrea works at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where he is the Faculty Director of Research and Innovation, Chair Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Co-Chair of the Pedagogic Interest Group (PIG). He has two main research streams: pedagogic, health services research. Andrea has experience in research methods, study design, advanced statistics and data modelling.

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Publications (36)
Technical Report
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The Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO) has commissioned UCLan to produce the standardised guidance on ethics for field research on widening participation and student success. The resulting guidance offers an overview of ethical considerations that come with various research methods used in that field. The...
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Medicines-related incidents are a leading cause of preventable harm across all patient groups, including care home residents. Despite national guidance, there is little information on assessing medication error rates and evaluating changes to reduce them. This review explored the scientific and gray literature on medicine-related incidents, causati...
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Purpose: Idea density has been shown to influence comprehension time for text in various populations. This study aims to explore the influence of spoken idea density on attainment in young, healthy subjects using demographic characteristics. Methods: Students watched two online lectures and answered 10 multiple choice questions on them. Students...
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Abstract Introduction: In 2025, more than 400 million people will have asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be the third leading cause of death by 2030. This trial, called better outcomes for everybody, will evaluate the effectiveness and cost�effectiveness of a pharmacist-led intervention delivered by community pharmacists...
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Background Non-medical prescribers (NMPs) are perceived as a complement to busy general practice in primary care. Aim To conduct an overview of the literature available on the role and impact of non-medical prescribing (NMP) on primary care patients. Method The search was conducted using multiple databases to find articles published between Janua...
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In one year, the COVID pandemic has changed the world. Universities, pharmaceutical companies, and many other organisations worldwide worked effortlessly to develop vaccines to ease the socioeconomic burden of the disease and improve global health care. Nowadays, vaccine efficacy is a very popular term; but do we know what it means and how to calcu...
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Background: Teaching is a core activity for universities, and pedagogic research is essential for improving student experience, staff satisfaction, and REF and TEF scores. Pedagogic research is often performed as a secondary research area or by part-time staff, requiring good collaboration. Existing research structures in universities often result...
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Introduction This pilot study investigated the impact of practice integrated, post-laboratory assessment on the scientific education and attitudes of first-year pharmacy students. Median assessment performance, achievement of full marks, and engagement in laboratory classes were evaluated. Methods The pilot randomised cross-over study was conducte...
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Background Ghana launched its National Action Plan (NAP) to curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2017. The current study was designed to gather data on public perception concerning antibiotic use by surveying a population at Kejetia market in Kumasi with the aim of informing the design and implementation of public health campaigns l...
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Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of Patient As Teacher (PAT) sessions on the knowledge, communication skills, and participation of pharmacy students in the United Kingdom. Methods: During the academic year 2019-2020, year 1 and 2 pharmacy students at the University of Central Lancashire were invited to complete a questionnaire fo...
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Andrea Manfrin is chaired professor of pharmacy practice, with experience in health services research and pharmacy practice research Simin Wadiwala is a postgraduate student Bugewa Apampa is professor of pharmacy education with extensive experience of pharmacy education and curriculum development ABSTRACT Active Learning (AL), a pedagogical approac...
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Purpose: Students’ satisfaction is an essential element in higher education. This study aimed to identify paths and predictive power of students’ satisfaction during team-based learning (TBL) activities in the faculty of life sciences using partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). Methods: In 2018–2019, at the University of S...
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cc) This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate students' perception of t...
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Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate students' perception of team-based learning (TBL) amongst a cohort who was exposed to this methodology for the first time at an university in the United Kingdom . Methods: Between November and December 2018, 26 first year Master of Pharmacy and 90 second year B.Sc. Biomedical Science students of School of Li...
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Introduction A key priority in asthma management is achieving control. The Asthma Control Test (ACT) is a validated tool showing a numerical indicator which has the potential to provide a target to drive management. A novel pharmacist-led intervention recently evaluated and introduced in the Italian setting with a cluster randomised controlled tria...
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Context: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) costs the economy €210 billion per year in Europe. There is an association between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and CVD risk. Objective: To evaluate the cost and effectiveness of LopiGLIK® (LOPI) in lowering LDL-C and CVD risk. Design: Single blind multicenter randomized controlled trial; patient...
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Aim This study aimed to assess the consistency and replicability of these process measures during provision of the Italian Medicines Use Review (I-MUR). Background Medication review is a common intervention provided by community pharmacists in many countries, but with little evidence of consistency and replicability. The I-MUR utilised a standardis...
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Rationale, aims and objectives: Although medicine review services are offered by community pharmacists in many countries, they are non-existent in Italy. A novel intervention I-MUR, was developed for patients with asthma aiming to improve medicines use. The aim of this study was to obtain pharmacists’ and patients’ views on the acceptability of the...
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Background: There is a legislation in England outlining the requirements for labels to be applied to dispensed medicines, which include directions for use. The NPSA guide recommends dispensing labels should be no smaller than 35 × 70 mm to allow for adequate font size and states that the direction is the most important information on the dispensing...
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Introduction and Objectives Asthma accounts for an economic loss of €72 billion annually in the 28 countries of the European Union with a monetised value of DALYs cost of €38 billion. One of the key priorities in asthma management is achieving asthma control. It is crucial to understand whether providing a minimally clinical important difference (M...
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There is a lack of Health-Technology-Assessment (HTA) tools in pharmacy practice and the collection of real-world-evidence (RWE) in community pharmacy to populate longer-term-disease-progression-modelling. This project is looking at the development and application of a novel Patient-Reported-Outcome-Measure (PROM) that can enable active patient inv...
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Background: The economic burden of asthma, which relates to the degree of control, is €5 billion annually in Italy. Pharmacists could help improve asthma control, reducing this burden. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Medicines Use Reviews provided by community pharmacists in asthma. Methods: This cluster...
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INTRODUCTION There is a lack of Health-Technology-Assessment (HTA) tools in pharmacy practice and the collection of real-world-evidence (RWE) in community pharmacy to populate longer-term-disease-progression-modelling (1). This project is looking at the development and application of a novel Patient-Reported-Outcome- Measure (PROM) in community pha...
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The Italian Ministry of Health decided to introduce community professional services in 2010. This trial provides an opportunity to evaluate the outcomes of a new professional pharmacy service: Italian Medicines Use Review (I-MUR) aimed at reducing the severity of asthma and its associated costs. This is a cluster randomised controlled trial of the...

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