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Table 3 Practices related to medication management

From: How much do elders with chronic conditions know about their medications?

Did the healthcare staff / clinic pharmacists explained to you: Very clear To a certain extent Did not explain No need
 Drug purpose (n = 409) 196 (47.9%) 91 (22.2%) 104 (25.2%) 18 (4.4%)
 Administration instruction (n = 410) 216 (52.7%) 80 (19.5%) 81 (19.8%) 33 (8.0%)
 Side-effects / Adverse effects (n = 408) 47 (11.4%) 38 (9.3%) 298 (73.0%) 25 (6.1%)
Patient preferences in drug problems (can choose more than one option) (N = 412) n(%)  
 Consult doctor 232 (58.4%)  
 Consult nurse 18 (4.5%)  
 Consult clinic pharmacist 39 (9.8%)  
 Consult families / friends 24 (6.0%)  
 Book / internet 9 (2.3%)  
 Others 41 (10.3%)  
 No action 63 (15.9%)  
Missing 15  
  Yes No
Recalling side-effect / precautions of all medications prescribed (N = 412) 16 (3.9%) 396 (96.1%)