The readiness of community pharmacists as counsellors for athletes in addressing issues of the use and misuse of drugs in sports

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Abstract

A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with aim to evaluate the community pharmacists’ knowledge, perceptions and experience related to doping prevention in their settings and factors that may influence it. A total of 108 community pharmacists were included in this study. Majority of them were female, age between 20 to 40 years old and had worked in community settings between one to five years. The knowledge of the respondents on doping was found to be poor. Generally, they had good perception towards the needs to have sports pharmacists in the community but considered themselves poorly prepared for it. Only 10% of them had confronted the request for information about doping agents over the year. In conclusion, although community pharmacists in Kuala Lumpur knew the importance of pharmacists’ role in doping prevention, more specific courses should be offered to prepare them the knowledge and skills to practice related services in drug in sports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1055
Number of pages7
JournalLatin American Journal of Pharmacy
Volume37
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Pharmacists
Athletes
Sports
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Malaysia
Cross-Sectional Studies
Counselors

Keywords

  • Athlete
  • Community pharmacist
  • Drugs in sports
  • Email
  • M correspondence should be addressed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery

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