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Table 4 Impact of pharmacy location on asthma assessment

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

Question of assessment Location Pharmacists addressing question
No (%)
Total P-value
Pharmacist asked why need cough syrup? Abu Dhabi 23 (43) 53 0.000
Dubai 18 (34)
Sharjah 10 (19)
Ajman 2 (4)
Pharmacist asked why need an albuterol inhaler? Abu Dhabi 70 (49) 144 0.02
Dubai 30 (21)
Sharjah 30 (21)
Ajman 14 (9)
Pharmacist asked about possible diagnosis of asthma Abu Dhabi 60 (51) 118 0.04
Dubai 33 (28)
Sharjah 14 (12)
Ajman 11 (9)
Pharmacist asked about any other medications for asthma? Abu Dhabi 25 (49) 51 0.05
Dubai 15 (29)
Sharjah 10 (20)
Ajman 1 (2)
Pharmacist supplied either one of the medications? Abu Dhabi 68 (52) 131 0.08
Dubai 28 (21)
Sharjah 30 (23)
Ajman 5 (4)
Pharmacist assessed adherence to usual preventer medication use? Abu Dhabi 18 (47) 38 0.1
Dubai 14 (37)
Sharjah 5 (13)
Ajman 1 (3)
Pharmacist referred to a doctor? Abu Dhabi 62 (49) 126 0.2
Dubai 35 (28)
Sharjah 19 (15)
Ajman 10 (8)
Pharmacist provided any information about medications for asthma Abu Dhabi 22 (40) 56 0.04
Dubai 22 (39)
Sharjah 9 (16)
Ajman 3 (5)
Pharmacist provided any counseling on inhaler technique Abu Dhabi 19 (46) 41 0.15
Dubai 15 (37)
Sharjah 5 (12)
Ajman 2 (5)
Pharmacist provided any information about asthma and its trigger factors Abu Dhabi 4 (21) 16 0.2
Dubai 7 (52)
Sharjah 4 (23)
Ajman 1 (4)