Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Community Pharmacists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Herbal Medicines in Asir Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Table 4

Pharmacists’ attitude towards the use of herbal products (n=233).

        AttitudesFriedman testTotal P value
StatementStrongly Disagree n (%)Disagree n (%)Neutral n (%)Agree n (%)Strongly Agree n (%)

Herbal medications are efficacious.7 (3)4 (1.7)55 (23.6)142 (60.9)25 (10.7)
Herbal medicines should be sold only in a pharmacy.16 (6.9%)10 (4.3)23 (9.9)79 (33.9%)105 (45.1)
The use of herbal medicine should be limited only to patients who have failed traditional prescription therapy.26 (11.2)103 (44.2)61 (26.2)35 (15)8 (3.4)X2= 402.9<0.05 and 0.001
Providing information about herbal medication is a pharmacist’s professional responsibility.14 (6)4 (1.7)30 (12.9)107 (45.9)78 (33.5)
Continuing education on herbal medications should be mandatory.12 (5.2%)6 (2.6%)42 (18%)110 (47.2%)63 (27%)

p<0.05, p <0.001.

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