Erratum to: A systematic review of community pharmacist therapeutic knowledge of dietary supplements Int J Clin Pharm (2015), 37, (439–446), 10.1007/s11096-015-0092-5

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

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Due to a technical error during the production process of this article, the references have not aligned correctly. Correct references are listed below. Patient support for pharmacist sales of nutritional and dietary supplements is strong [16]. Correct reference is [17]. A recent systematic analysis … that the pharmacist has expertise in this area [16]. Correct reference is [17]. The increase in … knowledge of the area [16]. Correct reference is [17]. A systematic review by Boon et al. [16]…. Correct reference is [17]. A recent analysis of pharmacy … specific units [17]. Correct reference is [18]. This trend is reflected in the Australian Universities and also across the United States [18]. Correct reference is [19]. A systematic review was … systematic review methods [19]. Correct reference is [20]. For example, the study by Chang et al. [14]. Correct reference is [15]. Pharmacists scored an average of 6.3 out of 15 (42%) on this survey [14]. Correct reference is [15]. Comparatively, in the study by Koh et al. [26]. Correct reference is [27].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].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-493
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

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