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Table 3 Influence of type of pharmacy on asthma assessment

From: A simulated patient study to evaluate community pharmacist assessment, management and advice giving to patients with asthma

Question of assessment Pharmacy Type Pharmacists addressing question
No (%)
Total P-value
Pharmacist asked why need cough syrup? Indep. 38 (72) 53 0.008
Chain 15 (28)
Pharmacist asked why need an albuterol inhaler? Indep. 76 (53) 144 0.016
Chain 68 (47)
Pharmacist asked about possible diagnosis of asthma? Indep. 75 (63) 118 0.002
Chain 43 (37)
Pharmacist asked about any other medications for asthma? Indep. 36 (71) 51 0.01
Chain 15 (29)
Pharmacist assessed adherence to usual preventer medication use? Indep. 21 (51) 38 0.1
Chain 17 (46)
Pharmacist supplied either one of the medications? Indep. 75 (57) 131 0.2
Chain 56 (43)
Pharmacist referred to a doctor? Indep. 79 (63) 126 0.05
Chain 47 (37)
Pharmacist provided any information about medications for asthma Indep. 44 (79) 56 0.04
Chain 12 (21)
Pharmacist provided any counseling on inhaler technique Indep. 22 (54) 41 0.3
Chain 19 (46)
Pharmacist provided any information about asthma and its trigger factors Indep. 7 (44) 16 0.4
Chain 9 (56)