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Table 2 Responses to the frequency, comfort and effectiveness of aspects of obesity management (n=206)

From: Community Pharmacists role in obesity treatment in Kuwait: a cross-sectional study

Aspects of obesity Management *Frequency of counseling Mean (SD) ˆComfort level with counseling Mean (SD) #Perceived Effectiveness Mean (SD)
Diet and exercise 4.22 (1.06) 4.28 (1.19) 4.47 (0.83)
Diet foods 4.03 (0.99) 4.06 (0.98) 4.11 (0.94)
Prescribed anti-obesity medications 3.29 (1.23) 3.40 (1.05) 3.37 (0.65)
Non-prescribed anti-obesity products and dietary supplements for weight loss 3.14 (1.09) 3.36 (1.29) 3.23 (1.27)
Overall Scale mean 3.67 (1.19) 3.77 (1.19) 3.80 (1.05)
  1. *: Measured on a 5-point Likert scale: 1, never; 2, rarely; 3, sometimes; 4, most of the time; 5, always.
  2. ˆ: Measured on a 5-point Likert scale: 1, extremely uncomfortable; 2, uncomfortable; 3, neither comfortable nor uncomfortable; 4, comfortable; 5, extremely comfortable.
  3. #: Measured on a 5-point Likert scale: 1, extremely ineffective; 2, ineffective; 3, neither effective nor ineffective; 4, effective.; 5, extremely effective.