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Patient needs and preferences for herb-drug-disease interaction alerts: a structured interview study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, May 2017
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Title
Patient needs and preferences for herb-drug-disease interaction alerts: a structured interview study
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12906-017-1630-6
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Authors

Carrie M. Christensen, Rebecca S. Morris, Seraphine Chepkemoi Kapsandoy, Melissa Archer, Jinqiu Kuang, Laura Shane-McWhorter, Bruce E. Bray, Qing Zeng-Treitler

Abstract

While complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used in the United States and elsewhere, and hazardous interactions with prescription drugs can occur, patients do not regularly communicate with physicians about their CAM use. The objective of this study was to discover patient information needs and preferences for herb-drug-disease interaction alerts. We recruited 50 people from several locations within the University of Utah Hospital to participate in this structured interview study. They were asked to provide their preferences for the herb-drug-disease interaction alerts. Qualitative methods were used to reveal the themes that emerged from the interviews. Most participants reported they had previously used, or they were currently using, CAM therapies. The majority had made the effort to inform their healthcare provider(s) about their CAM usage, although some had not. We found that most respondents were interested in receiving alerts and information about potential interactions. Many preferred to receive the alerts in a variety of ways, both in person and electronically. In addition to conventional medicine, many patients regularly use complementary and alternative therapies. And yet, communication between patients and providers about CAM use is not consistent. There is a demand for interventions in health care that provide timely, integrative communication support. Delivering the herb-drug-disease alerts through multiple channels could help meet critical patient information needs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 3 14%
Researcher 3 14%
Unspecified 2 9%
Lecturer 2 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 9%
Other 5 23%
Unknown 5 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 14%
Computer Science 3 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Unspecified 2 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 9%
Other 5 23%
Unknown 5 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 August 2017.
All research outputs
#2,938,039
of 11,590,856 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#620
of 2,413 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81,593
of 267,799 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#8
of 35 outputs
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