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Table 3 Opinions about effectiveness of various weight loss measures among respondents (n = 730)

From: Perceptions of the Malaysian general public on community pharmacy-based weight management services

Which of the following do you think can achieve weight reduction? Strongly disagree Disagree Not sure Agree Strongly agree
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Measures
 Exercise training 2 (0.3) 8 (1.1) 43 (5.9) 256 (35.1) 421 (57.7)
 Counseling by dieticians 4 (0.5) 35 (4.8) 93 (12.7) 421 (57.7) 177 (24.2)
 Medications 83 (11.4) 118 (16.2) 175 (24.0) 219 (30.0) 134 (18.4)
 Dietary supplements 74 (10.1) 112 (15.3) 127 (17.4) 303 (41.5) 114 (15.6)
 Weight loss surgery 247 (33.8) 152 (20.8) 121 (16.6) 189 (25.9) 21 (2.9)
Effective treatment of obesity needs…
 More than one of the methods above 14 (1.9) 53 (7.3) 165 (22.6) 358 (49.0) 140 (19.2)
 Teamwork among health professionals 6 (0.8) 17 (2.3) 163 (22.3) 365 (50.0) 179 (24.5)
 Teamwork between health professionals and the individual 3 (0.4) 5 (0.7) 127 (17.4) 294 (40.3) 301 (41.2)