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Table 4 Knowledge assessments on the classes of medications and medications that can cause fall

From: Pharmacists’ knowledge and counselling on fall risk increasing drugs in a tertiary teaching hospital in Nigeria

Class of medications (n = 56)Response categoryFrequency (%)
Antihypertensive can cause fall
Correct answer: Yes
Yes43 (76.8)
No13 (23.2)
Antidiabetics can cause fall
Correct answer: Yes
Yes20 (35.7)
No36 (64.3)
Anticholinergics can cause fall
Correct answer: Yes
Yes15 (26.8)
No41 (73.2)
Antipsychotics can cause fall
Correct answer: Yes
Yes27 (48.2)
No29 (51.8)
Specific medications that can cause fall (n = 56)
Nifedipine
Correct answer: Yes
Yes27 (51.8)
No29 (48.2)
Dihydrocodeine
Correct answer: Yes
Yes12 (21.4)
No44 (78.6)
Propranolol
Correct answer: Yes
Yes16 (28.6)
No40 (71.4)
Glimepiride
Correct answer: Yes
Yes12 (21.4)
No44 (78.6)
Bromazepam
Correct answer: Yes
Yes18 (32.1)
No38 (67.9)
Score distribution
FRIDs Scores (n = 56)
Frequency%
 0610.7
 123.6
 21323.2
 31119.6
 4610.7
 5916.1
 635.4
 735.4
 823.6
 911.8
Knowledge on FRIDs
 Satisfactory knowledge (score ≥ 80%)610.7
 Unsatisfactory knowledge (score < 80%)5089.3
  1. Maximum Score for FRIDs = 9, Individual score Individual score÷maximum obtainable score × 100 FRIDs Fall-risk-increasing drugs