Table 1

Response frequency

VariablesRespondent frequencies (Percentage) (n=109)Service providers frequencies (Percentage) (n=66)Levene's test for equality of
variances at 95%, where equal variances assumed
Role(two missing)(zero missing)F=0.706, p=0.403
 Pharmacist90 (84%)55 (83%)
 Pharmacy technician7 (7 %)3 (4.5%)
 Dispensing assistant7 (7 %)7 (11%)
 Medicines counter assistant3 (3 %)1 (1.5%)
Gender(three missing)(two missing)F=0.203, p=0.653
 Male57 (54 %)32 (50 %)
 Female48 (45 %)32 (50 %)
 Preferred not to say1 (1 %)
Years of registration experience(nine missing)(seven missing)F=0.730, p=0.395
 0–29 (8 %)5 (8 %)
 3–516 (15 %)9 (15 %)
 6–812 (11 %)8 (14 %)
 9–1111 (10 %)8 (14 %)
 12–145 (5 %)1 (2 %)
 15–177 (7 %)7 (12 %)
 18–202 (2 %)1 (2 %)
 >20 years38 (36 %)20 (34 %)
Employer type(two missing)(one missing)F=0.245, p=0.621
 National chain pharmacy51 (48 %)35 (54 %)
 Independent pharmacy56 (53 %)30 (46 %)
Work contract type(three missing)(one missing)F=8.904, p=0.004
 Full-time90 (85 %)57 (88 %)
 Part-time12 (11 %)7 (11 %)
 Locum3 (3 %)1 (2 %)
 Other1 (1 %)0
Location of community pharmacy(two missing)(one missing)F=0.471, p=0.494
 Urban47 (44 %)32 (49 %)
 Suburban47 (44 %)26 (40 %)
 Rural13 (12 %)7 (11 %)
Co-located within GP practice(four missing)(two missing)F=4.766, p=0.031
 Yes20 (19 %)10 (16 %)
 No85 (81 %)54 (84 %)
Provide a BP monitoring service
 Yes66 (61 %)
 No43 (39 %)
  • BP, blood pressure; GP, general practitioner.