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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Differences in the degree of willingness to accept pharmacist’s consultation service regarding the Advance Directive on Life-Sustaining Treatment by respondent’s characteristics

Variables N Mean SD p-value***
Total no. of respondents 460 3.38 1.05

Gender Male 197 3.25 1.14 0.03
Female 263 3.47 0.98

Age(years) Under 30’s 295 3.35 1.06 0.38
Above 40’s 165 3.44 1.04

Education level Below high school 50 3.58 0.93 0.15
Above college 410 3.35 1.06

Job field (or major) in healthcare Yes 190 3.47 1.02 0.12
No 270 3.31 1.07

Experience of seeing an acquaintance who died relying on the life sustaining treatment such as mechanical ventilation Yes 156 3.47 1.08 0.19
No 304 3.33 1.04

Awareness of the Advance Directive on Life-Sustaining Treatment Positive* 277 3.53 1.06 < 0.001
Negative* 183 3.15 1.00

Necessary of signing the Advance Directive on Life-Sustaining Treatment when healthy Positive** 376 3.55 0.98 < 0.001
Negative** 84 2.62 1.02

Average frequency of visiting community pharmacy per month (for any reason) ≤2 341 3.40 1.05 0.42
≥3 119 3.31 1.05

* Positive includes ‘Somewhat know’ and ‘Know well’; negative includes ‘Do not know at all’ and ‘Know little’

** Positive includes ‘agree’ and ‘strongly agree’; negative includes ‘strongly disagree’ and ‘disagree’

*** t-test

Korean J Clin Pharm 2021;31:145-52 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2021.31.2.145
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