Quality of Life of Patients Prescribed with Herbal Medicine

Perwitasari, Dyah Aryani and Mahdi, Nur and Muthaharah, Mustika and Kertia, I Nyoman (2016) Quality of Life of Patients Prescribed with Herbal Medicine. Jurnal Farmasi Sains dan Komunitas (Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Community), 13 (2). pp. 57-60. ISSN 1693-5683, e-ISSN 2527-7146


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Abstract: Herbal medicine has been an alternative treatment, instead of modern medicines. However, some of patients could experience adverse drug reaction (ADR) due to the use of herbal medicines. The ADR can decrease patients’ quality of life (QoL). Objective. This study was aimed to understand the QoL of patients prescribed with herbal medicines. Methods. Patients prescribed with herbal medicines as complementary treatment, in two Public Health Centers of Yogyakarta were recruited. The patients were prescribed with herbal medicines one year before this study was started. Naranjo algorithm was used to identify the ADR. The SF-36 questionnaire was given to the patients as the instrument to measure patients’ QoL. Results. There were 47 patients participated in this study. Most of the patients are female (62.5%).Ten patients experienced ADR. There are no significant differences between QoL domains in patients experienced ADR and those without ADR. However, the scores of physical function, role physical, general health, social function, role emotional, and mental health in patients without ADR are higher than those with ADR ( p>0.05) . Conclusion. There are no significant differences of QoL between patients with and without ADR. In general, the QoL of patients’ without ADR is higher than those with ADR.
Keywords: quality of life, SF-36, herbal, Yogyakarta

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Pharmacy (Fakultas Farmasi) > S2-Master of Pharmacy (S2-Farmasi)
Depositing User: dyah aryani
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 02:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 02:03
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/7232

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