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Table 4 Distribution of areas of assessment during dispensing and post-dispensing advice

From: Dispensing practices for anti-malarials in the La Nkwantanang-Madina municipality, Greater Accra, Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Areas of assessment (advise)Frequency (n = 248)Percentage (100%)
Advice on how to take anti-malarials
 Accurate direction10358.5
 Inaccurate direction14541.5
Taking after meals
 After meals23795.6
 Before meals114.4
Completion of full course
 Advised22088.7
 Not advised2811.3
Risk of side effects
 Advised5321.4
 Not advised19578.6
Labelling
Labelling in ink
 Yes23092.7
 No187.3
Clear instruction
 Clear21687.1
 Not clear3212.9
Legibility to client
 Legible22389.9
 Illegible2510.1
Label captured
 Quantity of drugs dispensed
  Yes22691.1
  No228.9
 Frequency of administration
  Yes21988.3
  No2911.7
 Exact time to take the drug
  Yes2911.7
  No21988.3
 Duration of administration
  Yes19177.0
  No5723.0
  1. Assessment was from clients exit interviews