약학회지
YAKHAK HOEJI
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Table. 8.

Table. 8.

Mean score of improvement of understanding level* by respondents’ characteristics

Variables Group Mean difference (SD) p** Scheffe test
Socio-demographics Age 20-29(a)30-39(b)40-49(c)50-59(d)60-69(e)70≤(f) 1.60 (0.62)1.37 (0.62)1.21 (0.74)1.09 (0.76)1.10 (0.62)1.08 (0.12) <0.001 a>f

Health condition and pharmacy service use Personal interest in health Not at all(a)Not(b)Intermediate(c)A little(d)A lot(e) 1.23 (1.22)1.09 (0.84)1.25 (0.70)1.43 (0.60)1.13 (0.73) 0.042 d>b

No. of health supplements taking for more than a month 0(a)1(b)2(c)3≤(d) 1.40 (0.65)1.25 (0.72)1.12 (0.78)1.02 (0.60) 0.012 a>d

Behaviors to acquire medication information The degree to ask pharmacist medication-related questions in detail Not at all (a)Not(b)A little(c)A lot(d) 1.13 (0.90)1.39 (0.70)1.19 (0.65)1.02 (0.59) 0.039 b>d

The extent to which written medication instructions are read in detail Not at all(a)Not (b)A little(c)A lot(d) 1.37 (0.88)1.40 (0.66)1.27 (0.65)0.90 (0.70) <0.001 a,b,c>d

Self-assessed understanding level on written medication instruction Very difficult(a)Slightly difficult(b)Intermediate(c)Easy(d)Very easy(e) 1.49 (0.72)1.38 (0.71)1.21 (0.66)1.01 (0.76)1.03 (0.97) 0.014 a>d

SD, standard deviation

*Mean differences of laypersons’ understanding levels between professional terms (i.e., terms before conversion) and plain terms (i.e., terms after conversion)

**t-test or ANOVA

Yakhak Hoeji 2021;65:87-97 https://doi.org/10.17480/psk.2021.65.2.87
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