Developing an Interdisciplinary Pharmacogenomic Treatment Approach to Reduce Medication Burden and Improve Outcomes
There is no common rule as to how a drug will affect patients. This is due to the effect specific DNA sequences of genes have on drug response, by the effect they have on how medications are metabolized. The primary objective of this research is to optimize medication therapy and to reduce the number of medications used, specifically medications for people with developmental disabilities and co-occuring psychiatric illnesses.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Developing an Interdisciplinary Pharmacogenomic Treatment Approach to Reduce Medication Burden and Improve Subject Outcomes|
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants will reside at the South Dakota Developmental Center (SDDC), which serves a unique population of people with developmental disabilities and co-occuring psychiatric disorders.
Genetic: Genetic analysis
The research team will review data following DNA sample analysis and identify variants in genes that result in impaired drug metabolism
Other Name: pharmacogenomics
The primary goal of this study is to develop a process for utilizing pharmacogenomic analysis as a strategy to improve the quality of life, safety, decrease medication burden, and enhance the effectiveness of medications in people with psychiatric illnesses and developmental disabilities. Ultimately, this inter-disciplinary service could be developed into a standard screening and consultation tool for healthcare providers to utilize when determining the most appropriate medication for their patients.