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Table 5 Pharmacists’ recognition of nutritional support at pharmacy

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

Item P with D
(n = 53)
P without D
(n = 110)
P value
Nutritional and dietary management at pharmacy is necessary. 100.0% 86.4% 0.005
Nutritional and dietary management at pharmacy improves patients’ QOL. 90.6% 85.5% 0.362
Nutritional and dietary management at pharmacy improves the patient’s laboratory test data such as blood pressure or blood glucose. 88.7% 86.4% 0.679
Nutritional and dietary management at pharmacy lead to reducing the number of medications patients use. 75.5% 68.2% 0.339
The number of pharmacies with registered dietitians will increase in the future. 84.9% 80.0% 0.449
  1. P with D: Pharmacist who works at a pharmacy with a registered dietitian/dietitian
  2. P without D: Pharmacist who works at a pharmacy without a registered dietitian/dietitian