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Table 3 Characteristics of promotional tools used in pharmaceutical promotion

From: The attitude and acceptability towards medical promotional tools and their influence on physicians’ prescribing practices in Jordan and Iraq: a cross-sectional study

Variable Overall Jordan Iraq P-value
Do you accept marketing promotional tools offered by MRs?
 Yes 385 (48.1%) 185 (46.1%) 200 (50.0%) 0.274
Frequency of marketing promotional tools offered by MRs:
 Always 37 (4.6%) 14 (3.5%) 23 (5.8%) 0.000
 Frequently 225 (28.1%) 77 (19.2%) 148 (37.0%)
 Occasionally 249 (31.1%) 133 (33.2%) 116 (29.0%)
 Rarely 184 (23.0%) 104 (25.9%) 80 (20.0%)
 Never 106 (13.2%) 73 (18.2%) 33 (8.3%)
Kind of marketing promotional tools offered by MRs: (more than one answer can be chosen)
 Lectures accompanied by dinner invitation 224 (28.0%) 93 (23.2%) 131 (32.8%) 0.003
 Drug samples 506 (63.2%) 238 (59.4%) 268 (67.0%) 0.025
 Stationery 59 (7.4%) 32 (8.0%) 27 (6.8%) 0.505
 Coffee cups 254 (31.7%) 137 (34.2%) 117 (29.3%) 0.135
 Sponsored education 176 (22.0%) 87 (21.6%) 89 (22.3%) 0.839