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Table 8 Perceptions concerning community pharmacists roles

From: Perceptions and trends in the use of community pharmacies in Ghana

Perceptions Responses Users Non-Users Overall
Freq. % Freq. % Freq. %
Pharmacists’ have the expertise to diagnose and provide treatment for minor ailments Strongly agree 14 3.4 4 4.9 18 3.6
Agree 297 71.6 39 47.6 336 67.6
Neutral 48 11.6 23 28 71 14.3
Disagree 55 13.3 16 19.5 71 14.3
Strongly Disagree 1 0.2 0 0 1 0.2
Pharmacists’ have the knowledge to provide advice on general health conditions Strongly agree 8 1.9 0 0 8 1.6
Agree 235 56.6 40 48.8 275 55.3
Neutral 120 28.9 27 32.9 147 29.6
Disagree 51 12.3 15 18.3 66 13.3
Strongly Disagree 1 0.2 0 0 1 0.2
Pharmacists’ have a good balance between health matters and making money Strongly agree 2 0.5 0 0 2 0.4
Agree 200 48.2 21 25.6 221 44.5
Neutral 199 48 55 67.1 254 51.1
Disagree 14 3.4 5 6.1 19 3.8
Strongly Disagree 0 0 1 1.2 1 0.2
Pharmacists’ know a lot about drugs and are concerned about and committed to caring for the public Strongly agree 6 1.4 0 0 6 1.2
Agree 191 46 20 24.4 211 42.5
Neutral 198 47.7 56 68.3 254 51.1
Disagree 20 4.8 6 7.3 26 5.2
Strongly Disagree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacists’ are more concerned with the health of patients than making money Strongly agree 6 1.4 2 2.4 8 1.6
Agree 173 41.7 16 19.5 189 38
Neutral 210 50.6 57 69.5 267 53.7
Disagree 26 6.3 7 8.5 33 6.6
Strongly Disagree 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. Source: Constructed by authors based on field data