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Table 5 Knowledge assessments on the classes of medications and medications that can cause orthostatic hypotension

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 orthostatic hypotension
Correct answer: Yes
Yes46 (82.1)
No10 (17.9)
Antipsychotics can cause orthostatic hypotension
Correct answer: Yes
Yes10 (17.9)
No46 (82.1)
Some medications that can cause orthostatic (n = 56)
Prazosin can cause orthostatic hypotension
Correct answer: Yes
Yes28 (50.0)
No28 (50.0)
Chlorpromazine can cause orthostatic hypotension
Correct answer: Yes
Yes5 (8.9)
No51 (91.1)
Hydralazine can cause orthostatic hypotension
Correct answer: Yes
Yes22 (39.3)
No34 (60.7)
Score distribution
ODs Scores (n = 56)
Frequency%
 0814.3
 1916.1
 21832.1
 31526.8
 458.9
 511.8
Knowledge on ODs
 Satisfactory knowledge (score ≥ 80%)610.7
 Unsatisfactory knowledge (score < 80%)5089.3
  1. Maximum Score for ODs = 5, Individual score = individual score÷maximum obtainable score × 100