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Table 1 Pharmacists’ and pharmacy technicians’ attitudes toward dietary supplements

From: Pharmacy employees’ involvement in safeguarding persons with dementia who use dietary supplements: Results from a survey of Norwegian pharmacies

  Pharmacist Pharmacy technicians Total p-valuea
n = 57 n = 48 n = 105  
n % n % n %  
Personal use of DS (past or current)b 25 44 14 29 39 37 0.131
Believe DS have effects against dementiab, c 5 9 4 8 9 9 0.172
Agrees that DS can cause harm to healthb, c 44 77 18 38 62 59 < 0.001
Recommend DS to customers unpromptedd 21 37 16 33 37 35 0.369
  1. DS Dietary supplements. Pharmacists include employees with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians include employees with other educational backgrounds, mainly pharmacy technicians (upper secondary school). aFisher’s exact test; bData are missing for one employee. cThe categories tested were yes, no and do not know. dData are missing for two persons. Significant comparisons are printed in bold