Survey question/statement

 

Response

P  Value

SD (%)

D (%)

N (%)

A (%)

SA (%)

Gender

University

I need more information on the issues pertaining to the safety and efficacy of generic medicine.

62(11.4)

32(5.9)

43(7.9)

182(33.3)

227(41.6)

0.477¥

0.013*

From the knowledge that I have, I'm confident in  prescription written by generic medicine rather than brand medicine

5(0.9)

95(17.4)

93(17)

181(33.2)

172(31.5)

0.503¥

<0.001*

I find it easier to recall a medicine's therapeutic class using generic names rather than brand name

10(1.8)

51(9.3)

140(25.6)

256(46.9)

89(16.3)

0.031¥

0.015*

I believe pharmacists are one of the important health care professionals to advise me on generic medicine

36(6.6)

25(4.6)

112(20.5)

203(37.2)

170(31.10

0.596¥

<0.001*

I believe my future prescribing habits will be influenced by my senior colleagues and medical consultants

14(2.6)

63(11.5)

96(17.6)

219(40.1)

154(28.2)

0.020¥

0.233*

I believe advertisements by the drug companies will influence my future prescribing patterns

14(2.6)

96(17.6)

126(23.1)

219(40.1)

91(16.7)

0.471¥

 

 

<0.001*

 

 

I believe that the topic of cost-effective prescribing is well covered in my medical  education

139(25.5)

186(34.1)

70(12.8)

105(19.2)

46(8.4)

0.103¥

 

<0.001*

 


Note: SD= Strongly Disagree, D=Disagree, N = Neutral, A = Agree, SA = strongly agree
*Fisher exact test
¥chi-square
Table 7: The responses to other questions regarding perception of current prescribing education are shown in Table.
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