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Table 2 Pharmacists’ knowledge of diseases requiring palliative care and palliative care team composition

From: Pharmacists’ knowledge, attitude and involvement in palliative care in selected tertiary hospitals in southwestern Nigeria

Variables (n = 110)Response category
Disease requiring palliative care serviceYes, n (%)No, n (%)
 Cardiovascular diseases60 (54.5)a50 (45.5)
 HIV/AIDS95 (86.4)a15 (13.6)
 Renal diseases83 (75.5)a27 (24.5)
 Peptic ulcer diseases24 (21.8)86 (78.2)a
 Asthma32 (29.1)78 (70.9)a
 End stage pulmonary diseases90 (81.8)a20 (18.2)
 Parkinson disease62 (56.4)a48 (43.6)
 Dementia62 (56.4)a48 (43.6)
Cut-off for overall percent scoreFrequency (%)Remark
 > 7521 (19.1)Adequate knowledge
 ≤ 7589 (80.9)Inadequate knowledge
Palliative care team composition includes:Yes, n (%)No, n (%)
 Physician107 (97.3)3 (2.7)
 Pharmacist107 (97.3)3 (2.7)
 Nurse105 (95.5)5 (4.5)
 Psychologist94 (85.5)16 (14.5)
 Chaplain75 (68.2)35 (31.8)
 Social worker90 (81.8)20 (18.2)
 All of the above65 (59.1)b45 (40.9)
Cut-off for overall percent scoreFrequency (%)Remark
 > 7573 (66.4)Adequate knowledge
 ≤ 7537 (33.6)Inadequate knowledge
  1. aCorrect answer, b = most correct answer, n = number, maximum obtainable score for questions on knowledge of diseases requiring palliative care = 8, and palliative care team composition = 7; % individual score = score obtained by an individual ÷ total obtainable score × 100. Cancer is excluded as a response option because it is well-known that patients with cancer will require palliative care