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Table 3 Frequency of dietetic consultation for patients with various diseases

From: Questionnaire survey investigation of the present status of dietetic consultation at community pharmacies from the perspectives of registered dietitians and pharmacists

Disease Group Never (%) Rarely (%) Neither (%) Sometimes (%) Often (%)
Kidney disease not requiring dialysis D 31.8 12.1 21.2 18.2 13.6
P with D 18.9 28.3 22.6 28.3 0.0
P without D 22.7 32.7 15.5 23.6 2.7
Kidney disease in need of dialysis D 45.5 16.7 22.7 9.1 3.0
P with D 34.0 32.1 20.8 11.3 0.0
P without D 45.5 29.1 8.2 10.9 2.7
Liver disease D 40.9 18.2 22.7 10.6 3.0
P with D 18.9 47.2 22.6 9.4 0.0
P without D 26.4 38.2 20.0 10.9 0.9
Diabetes* D b 12.1 3.0 12.1 18.2 48.5
P with D 1.9 3.8 7.5 64.2 20.8
P without D b 1.8 13.6 16.4 49.1 18.2
Peptic ulcer D 34.8 19.7 24.2 12.1 4.5
P with D 24.5 37.7 20.8 13.2 1.9
P without D 30.0 38.2 17.3 12.7 0.0
Anemia D 25.8 10.6 24.2 28.8 6.1
P with D 9.4 32.1 20.8 30.2 3.8
P without D 15.5 28.2 30.0 22.7 2.7
Dyslipidemia* D 18.2 1.5 13.6 25.8 37.9
P with D 3.8 5.7 13.2 52.8 22.6
P without D 7.3 10.9 18.2 50.0 10.9
Hyperuricemia, gout D 24.2 6.1 16.7 39.4 9.1
P with D 3.8 24.5 28.3 34.0 7.5
P without D 13.6 20.0 22.7 35.5 6.4
Heart disease D 42.4 21.2 19.7 10.6 3.0
P with D 22.6 49.1 20.8 5.7 0.0
P without D 34.5 37.3 20.9 5.5 0.0
Obesity* D a, b 18.2 1.5 18.2 27.3 31.8
P with D a 15.1 24.5 18.9 34.0 5.7
P without D b 23.6 26.4 20.9 21.8 6.4
Hypertension* D a, b 16.7 0.0 10.6 18.2 50.0
P with D a 3.8 13.2 22.6 49.1 9.4
P without D b 6.4 19.1 18.2 48.2 7.3
Constipation D 21.2 16.7 24.2 16.7 18.2
P with D 5.7 26.4 24.5 37.7 3.8
P without D 11.8 25.5 20.9 35.5 4.5
Diarrhea D 31.8 36.4 19.7 4.5 4.5
P with D 22.6 28.3 28.3 18.9 0.0
P without D 27.3 37.3 18.2 13.6 1.8
Cancer D 53.0 13.6 21.2 9.1 0.0
P with D 39.6 32.1 20.8 5.7 0.0
P without D 52.7 25.5 12.7 6.4 0.9
  1. D: Registered dietitian
  2. P with D: Pharmacist who works at a pharmacy with a registered dietitian/dietitian
  3. P without D Pharmacist who works at a pharmacy without a registered dietitian/dietitian
  4. * p < 0.05 (Kruskal-Wallis test); a,b p < 0.05 (Dunn-Bonferroni)