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Table. 5.

Table. 5.

Subgroup analyses on awareness of expiration dates of repackaged prescription medications and behavioral preferences on pulverizing methods for prescription pills

Variables HCRO Non-HCRO p-value*
Total number of respondents 63 191
Expiration date of pills after opening the original package ≤6 months 33 92 0.101
> 6 months 30 99
Expiration date of repackaged pills for unit-dose at pharmacy ≤2 months 32 79 0.123
> 2 months 31 112
Expiration date of repackaged pulverized powder for unit-dose after grinding pills at pharmacy ≤1 month 47 126 0.131
> 1 month 16 65
Preference on pulverizing pills at pharmacy Once all pills 22 106 0.002
Divide twice or three times 38 72
Awareness of existence of pills should not grind Not aware 0 63 <0.001
Aware 34 157

Reference is assigned according to the medication storage standards recommended by the Korean Pharmaceutical Association.

HCRO, healthcare related occupation; RR, relative risk; CI, confidence interval

* Chi-square test

Korean J Clin Pharm 2021;31:96-103 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2021.31.2.96
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