A survey of the use of herb and dietary supplements among heart failure patients

Authors

  • Pornsawan Khitka School of nursing, University of Phayao
  • Traichadchaya Tangsutthitham McCormick faculty of nursing, Payap University
  • Thammawit Ranron School of nursing, University of Phayao
  • Wichanee Jaimalai School of nursing, University of Phayao

Keywords:

Dietary supplements, Heart failure, Herbs

Abstract

The use of herbs or dietary supplements is beneficial and harmful for heart failure patients. This descriptive research investigated the utilization of herbs and dietary supplements among patients with heart failure in Phayao province. 280 participants were recruited using simple random sampling. Data were collected by interviewing at the outpatient department of the hospitals in Phayao Province from September to December 2016.

The results showed the use of herbs and dietary supplement was 22.9% and 9.3% respectively. The majority of participants consumed them in order to promote their health and relieve symptoms. All 33 herbs are used, the most commonly used herbs are herbal decoction and Jiaogulan. After consumption, the participants reported symptoms relieved, felt healthier, increased appetite and felt no any changes of their body conditions 34.6%, 26.9%, 15.4% and 23.1% respectively. There are 12 used dietary supplements, especially multivitamins, nut products, fish oils and calcium tablets. After consumption, they experienced getting healthier, fatigue relief, increased appetite and no any changes of their body conditions 34.6%, 26.9%, 15.4% and 23.1% respectively. Although all participants took herbs and dietary supplements along with their medications, a few participants provided information to healthcare professionals about the use of them. The results suggest that, healthcare professionals should inquire more information about any treatments including medicinal substance other than those taken from the hospital. This is to prevent possible complications of interactions between drugs and other substances.

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Published

2019-09-01

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Khitka, P., Tangsutthitham, T., Ranron, T., & Jaimalai, W. (2019). A survey of the use of herb and dietary supplements among heart failure patients. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 33(3), 61–77. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/241692

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