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Ars Pharmaceutica (Internet)

versão On-line ISSN 2340-9894


KHADARI, M Zakour et al. Attitude towards professional practice among community pharmacists' in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ars Pharm [online]. 2021, vol.62, n.2, pp.118-130.  Epub 27-Set-2021. ISSN 2340-9894.


This study was directed to evaluate community pharmacists' attitudes towards professional practice and determine their observed competence in various pharmaceutical activities.


A cross-sectional study conducted in the city of Kuala Lumpur. The questionnaire contained 40 questions splitted into six sections that addressed several aspects of practice and demographic information. The study was involved in 223 licensed pharmacists who work in community pharmacies. Data were analyzed by using SPSS. Chi-square and Pearson's correlation tests were used for statistical significance for dichotomous data.

Key findings:

Among the 233 respondents in managerial activities, 194 (87%) achieved the score good, and 5 (2.2%) had the score poor. In dispensing activities, 199 (89.2%) achieved the score good, and 5 (2.2%) had the score poor. In pharmaceutical care activities, 209 (93.7%) got the score good, and 4 (1.8%) got the score poor. In inter/intra professional activities, 108 (48.4%) got the score good, and 10 (4.5%) got the score poor. In public health activities, 153 (68.6%) got the score good, and 6 (2.7%) got the score poor whereas in the maintenance of competency activities, 160 (71.7%) got the score good, and 3 (1.3%) got the score poor.


The highest of participants got a good attitude was 93.7% for pharmaceutical care activities while the highest of participants got poor attitude was 4.5% for inter/intra professional activities. The majority of the participants are accepting the activities to maintain competence.

Palavras-chave : Community; Pharmacists; Attitude; Services; Malaysia.

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