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Table 3 Quantification of nodes

From: A qualitative study of community pharmacists’ opinions on the provision of osteoporosis disease state management services in Malaysia

Categories Themes Frequency of nodes
Provision of osteoporosis disease state management services by community pharmacists Counselling regarding calcium 13
Counselling on the risk factors for osteoporosis 13
Counselling on how to take their osteoporosis medication 10
Counselling on lifestyle changes 8
Use of heel ultrasound as a means of screening for osteoporosis 6
Referral of patients who are at high risk of osteoporosis to a doctor 6
Use of accurate and validated screening tools to screen for osteoporosis 1
Barriers to the provision of osteoporosis disease state management services Lack of public awareness 17
Lack of customer demand 16
Lack of accurate and validated screening tools for osteoporosis 7
Lack of pharmacists’ knowledge 7
Lack of pharmacists’ time to counsel on bone health 6
Lack of collaboration between doctors and pharmacists 5
Lack of continuity of care 3
Facilitators in the provision of osteoporosis disease state management services Public health campaigns on osteoporosis 17
Continuing pharmacists’ education support on osteoporosis 13
Inter-professional collaboration 12
Support from the pharmaceutical industry 10
A simple and unbiased education material on osteoporosis for customers 7
Reimbursement from the government to pharmacists for the additional service provided on osteoporosis disease state management services 4