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Table 2 Medication-related knowledge, administration practice and adherence of caregivers

From: Medication-related knowledge, administration practice and adherence among caregivers of chronically ill children in Malaysia

Variables Correct /Appropriate
n (%); n = 141
Knowing the names of medications 66 (46.8)
Maintaining a record for medication administration 61 (43.3)
Overall medication-related knowledge
Adequate 104 (71.6)
Inadequate 40 (28.4)
Individual aspect of medication-related knowledge
 Knowing the indications 116 (82.3)
 Knowing the time and frequency of administration 130 (92.2)
 Knowing the device for administration 119 (100)
 Not involving a device 22
 Knowing the dosage 131 (92.9)
Overall practices of medication administration
Appropriate 117 (83.0)
Inappropriate 24 (17.0)
 Always communicating with partners (n = 82) 72 (87.8)
 Accurate dosage measurement for oral liquid medication (n = 49) 43 (87.8)
 Appropriate method of medication preparation 137 (97.2)
 Appropriate technique of administration 139 (98.6)
 Appropriate date of last dose administration 133 (94.3)
 Appropriate dosage 139 (98.6)
Medication adherence report scale (MARS)
Not adherent (<  27 Scores) 24 (17.0)
Adherent 117 (83.0)