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Table 6 Association between relevant demographic characteristics and pharmacists’ knowledge on fall risk increasing drugs and orthostatic drugs

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

VariablesKnowledge on FRIDs, n (%)Knowledge on ODs, n (%)
Satisfactory (score ≥ 80%)Unsatisfactory (score < 80%)Satisfactory (score ≥ 80%)Unsatisfactory (score < 80%)
Gender
 Male3 (16.7)15 (83.3)0 (0.0)18 (100.0)
 Female3 (7.9)35 (92.1)6 (15.8)32 (84.2)
 2 = 0.982; p = 0.374]2 = 3.183; p = 0.162]
Educational Level
 B.Pharm2 (9.5)19 (90.5)1 (4.8)20 (95.2)
 Pharm D0 (0.0)5 (100.0)1 (20.0)4 (80.0)
 Masters3 (13.6)19 (86.4)2 (9.1)20 (90.9)
 WAPCP1 (12.5)7 (87.5)2 (25.0)6 (75.0)
 2 = 0.854; p = 0.836]2 = 2.996; p = 0.392]
Years of Practice
 1-5 years0 (0.0)4 (100.0)0 (0.0)4 (100.0)
 6-10 years1 (6.3)15 (93.8)3 (18.8)13 (81.3)
 10-15 years3 (15.0)17 (85.0)1 (5.0)19 (95.0)
  > 15 years2 (13.3)13 (86.7)2 (13.3)13 (86.7)
 2 = 1.282; p = 0.733]2 = 2.311; p = 0.510]
Pharm Rank
 Grade 1 Pharm.1 (7.7)12 (92.3)2 (15.4)11 (84.6)
 Principal Pharm2 (11.1)16 (88.9)3 (16.7)15 (83.3)
 Chief Pharm2 (16.7)10 (83.3)0 (0.0)12 (100.0)
 Asst. Director0 (0.0)7 (100.0)1 (14.3)6 (85.7)
 Deputy Director1 (16.7)5 (83.3)0 (0.0)6 (100.0)
 2 = 1.634;p = 0.803]2 = 3.216; p = 0.522]
Awareness on FRIDs and ODs
 Yes3 (13.6)19 (86.4)6 (27.3)16 (72.7)
 No3 (9.1)30 (90.9)0 (0.0)33 (100.0)
 2 = 0.281; p = 0.674]2 = 10.102 p = 0.003*]
Previous training on FRIDs and ODs
 Yes1 (20.0)4 (80.0)2 (40.0)3 (60.0)
 No5 (10.2)44 (89.8)4 (8.2)45 (91.8)
 2 = 0.844; p = 0.385]2 = 6.615; p = 0.057]
  1. *significant difference with Fisher’s Exact p-value < 0.05, χ2 = Chi square test