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Table 5 Results: Interview following survey results feedback

From: Feedback of patient survey on medication improves the management of polypharmacy: a pilot trial

  Yes, n (%) No, n (%)
1 Are the survey results useful for understanding the current state of polypharmacy patients? 12 (100) 0 (0)
2 Will the medical care you provide change now that you know the survey results? 12 (100) 0 (0)
3 Were the survey results unexpected? 12 (100) 0 (0)
  More than expected, n (%) As expected, n (%) Less than expected, n (%)
(1) Percentage of polypharmacy patients 7 (58.3) 4 (33.3) 1 (8.4)
(2) Felt prescriptions were necessary 4 (33.3) 6 (50.0) 2 (16.7)
(3) Anxiety about reducing medicine 3 (25.0) 7 (58.3) 2 (16.7)
(4) Understanding the reason for the prescription 11 (91.6) 1 (8.4) 0 (0)
(5) Difficulty talking about reducing medicine 1 (8.4) 7 (58.3) 4 (33.3)
  1. Results of the interviews with the 12 health professionals. Participants who answered Yes to the question “Were the survey results unexpected” were instructed to respond to questions (1) to (5) by choosing either “more than expected,” “as expected,” or “less than expected”
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