Skip to main content

Table 7 Association between pharmacists’ hospital of practice and attitude-related statements toward palliative care

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

StatementHospital of practiceNMean RankK-Wp-value
1.I enjoy working in palliative careFMC1554.330.996
OAUTHC3655.10 
UCH5855.11 
2. I feel relaxed around people receiving palliative careFMC1561.870.42
OAUTHC3551.06 
UCH5551.82 
3. I feel confident in managing symptoms in palliative careFMC1571.930.03*
OAUTHC3552.57 
UCH5750.16 
4. I feel comfortable talking about dying to a patient receiving palliative careFMC1553.170.37
OAUTHC3458.50 
UCH5649.62 
5. I don’t mind working in palliative care despite its involvement in managing people with life-limiting illnessFMC1569.200.02*
OAUTHC3558.83 
UCH5848.09 
6. There is a difference between providing palliative care service and normal hospital careFMC1546.570.49
OAUTHC3557.04 
UCH5855.02 
7. I am not comfortable touching people with terminal illnessFMC1564.730.18
OAUTHC3648.47 
UCH5654.68 
8. I don’t believe that pharmacists have any role to play as a member of palliative care teamFMC1561.570.43
OAUTHC3550.94 
UCH5854.82 
9. I feel frustrated because I do not know how to help people receiving palliative careFMC1563.430.35
OAUTHC3554.31 
UCH5751.32 
10. It is not rewarding to work with people who are receiving palliative careFMC1554.370.88
OAUTHC3556.47 
UCH5851.32 
11. I am not familiar with pain symptoms necessary for palliative careFMC1466.430.03*
OAUTHC3558.31 
UCH5846.32 
12. Working with terminally ill patients is sad and depressingFMC1465.290.27
OAUTHC3558.31 
UCH5846.32 
13. Emotionally I don’t fit into palliative careFMC1559.570.31
OAUTHC3354.73 
UCH5548.27 
  1. N Number, * Significant difference with Kruskal-Wallis (K-W) test. Higher mean rank for positive statements (1–6) indicate those who mostly agreed with the corresponding statement, while higher mean rank for negative statements (7–13) suggest those who least agreed with the corresponding statement. Level of statistical significance p < 0.05. FMC Federal Medical Centre, OAUTHC Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, UCH University College Hospital