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Table 3 Characteristics of health-promotion and preventive services

From: Ideal and actual involvement of community pharmacists in health promotion and prevention: a cross-sectional study in Quebec, Canada

  Lifestyle Screening for hypertension Screening for dyslipidemia Screening for diabetes Sexual health Infectious diseases and immunization
Main person(s) providing health-promotion and preventive services, n (%)a    
   Pharmacist 432 (80.0) 497 (88.0) 202 (38.5) 462 (82.2) 522 (94.2) 348 (65.7)
   Technical assistant 32 (5.9) 177 (31.3) 17 (3.2) 151 (26.9) 13 (2.3) 19 (3.6)
   Nurse 143 (26.5) 215 (38.1) 197 (37.6) 241 (42.9) 58 (10.5) 9 (1.7)
   Other 23 (4.3)b 21 (3.7)c 9 (1.7)d 11 (2.0)e 3 (0.5)f 2 (0.4)g
   None 73 (13.5) 5 (0.9) 168 (32.1) 11 (2.0) 28 (5.1) 80 (15.1)
Frequency with which health-promotion and preventive services are provided, n (%) a    
   Few times per week 203 (38.2) 465 (82.6) 96 (18.4) 301 (53.8) 249 (45.4) 116 (22.0)
   Few times per month 166 (31.3) 79 (14.0) 133 (25.5) 181 (32.4) 198 (36.1) 171 (32.4)
   Few times per year 94 (17.7) 21 (3.7) 107 (20.5) 77 (13.8) 63 (11.5) 155 (29.4)
   Never 74 (13.9) 6 (1.1) 192 (36.8) 9 (1.6) 40 (7.3) 89 (16.9)
Duration of consultations related to health promotion and prevention, n (%) a    
   Less than 5 minutes 255 (48.5) 157 (27.9) 71 (13.8) 97 (17.3) 128 (23.4) 149 (28.6)
   5-10 minutes 153 (29.1) 324 (57.7) 151 (29.3) 301 (53.8) 279 (50.9) 180 (34.5)
   11-15 minutes 51 (9.7) 80 (14.2) 85 (16.5) 139 (24.8) 99 (18.1) 85 (16.3)
   More than 15 minutes 19 (3.6) 10 (1.8) 25 (4.9) 39 (7.0) 15 (2.7) 29 (5.6)
   No consultation provided 72 (13.7) 7 (1.2) 188 (36.5) 12 (2.1) 32 (5.8) 87 (16.7)
Type(s) of follow-up for cases detected during screening, n (%) a     
   Report given to patient only 0 (0) 372 (67.4) 178 (35.7) 374 (67.9) 0 (0) 0 (0)
   Report given to primary-care physician 0 (0) 25 (4.5) 12 (2.4) 22 (4.0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
   only 0 (0) 185 (33.5) 93 (18.6) 173 (31.4) 0 (0) 0 (0)
   Report given to patient and primary-care physician 0 (0) 4 (0.7) 2 (0.4) 6 (1.1) 0 (0) 0 (0)
   Link with the Centre de santé et de services sociaux Not applicable 0 (0) 28 (5.1) 232 (46.5) 36 (6.5) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. aMore than one item could be checked.
  2. bOther includes nutritionists (n = 16); pharmacy students (n = 5); and dieticians (n = 2).
  3. cOther includes blood-pressure device available at the pharmacy (n = 9); pharmacy students (n = 8); nursing students (n = 3); and over-the-counter medications salesperson (n = 1).
  4. dOther includes pharmacy students (n = 6); nutritionist (n = 2); and dietician (n = 1).
  5. eOther includes pharmacy students (n = 4); nutritionist (n = 3); over-the-counter medications salesperson (n = 2); nursing students (n = 1); and the patient in the presence of the pharmacist (n = 1).
  6. fOther includes pharmacy students (n = 3).
  7. gOther includes pharmacy students (n = 1) and travel clinic at the pharmacy (n = 1).