Erratum to: A systematic review of community pharmacist therapeutic knowledge of dietary supplements

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, Feb 2017

Freya Waddington, Mark Naunton, Greg Kyle, Jackson Thomas, Gabrielle Cooper, Ainsley Waddington

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Erratum to: A systematic review of community pharmacist therapeutic knowledge of dietary supplements

Erratum to: Int J Clin Pharm Erratum to: A systematic review of community pharmacist therapeutic knowledge of dietary supplements Freya Waddington 0 Mark Naunton 0 Greg Kyle 0 Jackson Thomas 0 Gabrielle Cooper 0 Ainsley Waddington 0 0 Faculty of Health, University of Canberra , Bruce, ACT 2617 , Australia - Of these studies, three were conducted in the United States [14, 20, 21]. Correct references are [15, 21, 22]. Two in Canada [22, 23]. Correct references are [23, 24]. One in Jordan [24]. Correct reference is [25]. Palestine [25]. Correct reference is [26]. The United Kingdom [17]. Correct reference is [18], and Singapore [26]. Correct reference is [27]. The median sample size of pharmacists was 100 (range 46–388) with one study [22]. Correct reference is [23]. Seven studies utilised a written survey method to assess community pharmacist knowledge [14, 17, 20, 23–26]. Correct references are [15, 16, 21, 24–27]. One study interviewed participants with a face-to-face questionnaire-type survey [21]. Correct reference is [22]. The remaining study … from the pharmacy [22]. Correct reference is [23]. Three studies were identified to have utilised comparison groups for assessing pharmacist knowledge [20, 22, 25]. Correct references are [21, 23, 26]. The result of this was that both physicians and dieticians recorded higher scores, dieticians significantly so [20]. Correct reference is [21]. The study by Sweileh et al. [25] assessed the knowledge of Palestinian pharmacists against that of Saudi pharmacists. Correct reference is [26]. Key findings of this study were that Palestinian community pharmacists’ knowledge of dietary supplements was consistently lower than that of their Saudi Arabian counter-parts [25]. Correct reference is [26]. Finally, research by Temple et al. [22] compared … health food stores across Canada. Correct reference is [23]. This study found that community pharmacists were consistently more likely to give accurate recommendations regarding dietary supplements [22]. Correct reference is [23]. Also, in the included paper by Temple et al. [22] … of the accuracy of recording . Correct reference is [23]. In the most recent … multivitamin/multi -minerals ( 33 %) [27]. Correct reference is [28]. Between 28 and 30% … magnesium-containing supplement [27] . Correct reference is [28]. In the most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey of Great Britain, fish-based supplements, multivitamins and multiminerals were taken by the highest proportion of participants [30] . Correct reference is [29]. In the most recent Australian National Nutrition Survey, vitamin C was the most common supplement taken by adults followed closely by vitamin B, multivitamins, calcium and vitamin E. Correct reference is [30] . Numerous pharmacy courses across the United Kingdom, United States and Australia do not include compulsory nutrition specific units [ 17 , 18]. Correct references are [18 , 19]. However, research has found … whether or not they have proven efficacy [16] . Correct reference is [17]. Table 1, Characteristics of included studies assessing community pharmacist knowledge of dietary supplements Chang et al. [14]. Correct reference is [15]; Kemper et al . [20]. Correct reference is [21]; Macdiarmid et al . [17]. Correct reference is [18]; Offricht and Malone [21]. Correct reference is [22]; Shilbayeh [24]. Correct reference is [25]; Sweileh et al . ( 2011 ). Correct reference is [26]; Temple et al . [22]. Correct reference is [23]; Wadsworth [23]. Correct reference is [24]. In addition to correct references, the author has removed reference 29 from the original publication, causing reference 30 and 31 to move up . 29. Henderson L , Gregory J , Swan G. The national diet and nutrition survey: adults aged 16-64 years . United Kingdom: The Office of National Statistics; 2002. ISBN 0116215690. 30. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4802.0-National nutrition survey: selected highlights, Australia , 1995 . Canberra, Australia: 1997 . Int J Clin Pharm . 2015 ; 37 : 439 - 446 . http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4802.0446.


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Freya Waddington, Mark Naunton, Greg Kyle, Jackson Thomas, Gabrielle Cooper, Ainsley Waddington. Erratum to: A systematic review of community pharmacist therapeutic knowledge of dietary supplements, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 2017, 492-493, DOI: 10.1007/s11096-016-0422-2