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Table 4 Behaviours related to self-care and the potential barriers of respondents with chronic conditions

From: Public perception on the role of community pharmacists in self-medication and self-care in Hong Kong

Frequency in performing behaviours related to self-care
  Always/
Most of the time
n (%)
Sometimes
n (%)
Not very often/Never
n (%)
Disease progress monitoring# 180 (84.5%) 12 (5.6%) 21 (9.9%)
Medication compliance 188 (90.4%) 8 (3.8%) 12 (5.8%)
Clinic follow-up compliance 187 (89.9%) 7 (3.4%) 14 (6.7%)
Lifestyle modification 158 (74.9%) 28 (13.3%) 25 (11.8%)
Obtain emotional support 84 (44.7%) 27 (14.4%) 77 (41.0%)
Obtain caregiver support 124 (63.9%) 23 (11.9%) 47 (24.2%)
Potential barriers inhibiting self-care of chronic conditions
  n (%)   
Lack of disease knowledge (n = 204) 88 (43.1%)   
Lack of monitoring equipment (n = 205) 85 (41.5%)   
Unstable health status (n = 207) 84 (40.6%)   
Lack of family/friend's support (n = 212) 70 (33.0%)   
Lack of motivation (n = 203) 62 (30.5%)   
  1. #Measurement of blood pressure or blood glucose