Community Pharmacists' Opinions on Nutritional Counseling for Oral Nutritional Supplements: An Exploratory Qualitative Study | Research Letter
The effects of malnutrition on the body are more severe in the elderly. Malnourished people may benefit greatly from the use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS). Community pharmacies often stock many ONS, giving pharmacists more options when developing plans to curb the prevalence of and keep an eye on patients' malnutrition. The researchers set out to learn how community pharmacists deal with counseling and following up with ONS users. Interviews were conducted with 16 pharmacists representing 19 community pharmacies.