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Table 4 Pharmacy customers using CMs: attitudes to the pharmacists role in provision of CMs

From: Perceptions, use and attitudes of pharmacy customers on complementary medicines and pharmacy practice

  Responses
  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strong disagree
  N (%)* N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
My pharmacist is fully aware of any CMs I use 79 (11) 164 (22) 193 (26) 192 (25) 120 (16)
I feel comfortable telling my pharmacist about my use of CMs 165 (22) 372 (50) 140 (19) 46 (6) 19 (3)
It is important for pharmacists to be aware of the CMs people use 290 (39) 337 (46) 91 (12) 21 (3) 3 (0)
My pharmacist encourages questions about CMs 88 (12) 201 (27) 295 (40) 112 (15) 37 (5)
My pharmacist provides useful information about CMs 103 (14) 250 (34) 261 (36) 91 (12) 27 (4)
I think it is important for a natural medicine practitioner to be located in a pharmacy where they sell CMs 179 (24) 300 (41) 185 (25) 63 (9) 11 (1)
I trust my pharmacists' advice about CMs 156 (21) 348 (47) 160 (22) 57 (8) 17 (2)
It is important for pharmacists to be knowledgeable about CMs 299 (41) 383 (52) 44 (6) 10 (1) 2 (0)
Pharmacy assistants give me more advice about CMs than my pharmacist 61 (8) 204 (28) 332 (45) 111 (15) 26 (4)
My pharmacist does not give me information about CMs 40 (5) 145 (20)' 281 (39) 197 (27) 66 (9)