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Table 2 Patients' opinion about drug aspect, formulation and information §

From: Attitudes toward psychopharmacology among hospitalized patients from diverse ethno-cultural backgrounds

  Total
sample
(N=92–100)*
Swiss
(N=50–54)*
European
Union
(N=21–25)*
Others
(N=20–21)*
p
Are the following aspects of the drug important to you?
   General aspect 54.5% 58.5% 44.0% 57.1% 0.53
   Taste 56.0% 51.9% 56.0% 66.7% 0.53
   Size 46.0% 46.3% 44.0% 47.6% 1.00
   Shape 33.0% 37.0% 16.0% 42.9% 0.10
   Color 31.0% 31.5% 20.0% 42.9% 0.25
   Package design 26.0% 31.5% 8.0% 33.3% 0.047
If possible, would you select the following administration modes?
   Tablets 92.9% 90.6% 96.0% 95.2% 0.77
   Effervescent tablets 62.6% 61.1% 58.3% 71.4% 0.70
   Drops 45.9% 45.3% 50.0% 42.9% 0.89
   Intravenous injection 26.5% 22.6% 33.3% 28.6% 0.56
   Intramuscular injection 18.4% 18.9% 12.5% 23.8% 0.69
   Subcutaneous injection 16.5% 23.1% 12.5% 4.8% 0.15
From which sources do prefer to be informed about drug treatment?
   Physician 92.6% 92.2% 95.7% 90.0% 0.88
   Nurse 74.2% 74.0% 73.9% 75.0% 1.00
   Written patient information 74.2% 80.4% 59.1% 75.0% 0.17
   Books, magazines 32.6% 32.0% 31.8% 35.0% 1.00
   Family, important others 26.1% 24.0% 27.3% 30.0% 0.86
   Television 25.0% 17.6% 28.6% 40.0% 0.12
   Other patients 13.0% 4.0% 22.7% 25.0% 0.010
  1. * Missing values excluded from % calculation.
  2. § Percents refer to patients who answered "yes" or "yes, very much"