Necessary alternatives: patients’ views of asthma treatment

Helena Kopnina, J A Haafkens
  • Patient Preference and Adherence, June 2010, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/ppa.s10870

Asthma patients' view on side-effects of prescribed medicine and alternative treatments

What is it about?

Asthma patients' are wary of negative side-effects of prescribed medicine which they suspect are downplayed by doctors and pharmaceutical industry. The patients' attitudes to alternative treatments, including Chinese Traditional Medicine, acupuncture, Ayuverdic, homeopathic, etc. are also explored.

Why is it important?

Asthma patients' are wary of negative side-effects of prescribed medicine which they suspect are downplayed by doctors and pharmaceutical industry. The patients' attitudes to alternative treatments, including Chinese Traditional Medicine, acupuncture, Ayuverdic, homeopathic, etc. are also explored.

Perspectives

Dr Helen Kopnina
The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Patients seem to be more aware of the risks of prescribed 'Western' medicine than doctors. efficiency of alternative is not proven though

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