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Public awareness, patterns of use and attitudes toward natural health products in Kuwait: a cross-sectional survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2014
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Title
Public awareness, patterns of use and attitudes toward natural health products in Kuwait: a cross-sectional survey
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-14-105
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Abdelmoneim Awad, Dana Al-Shaye

Abstract

There has been a global rise in the use of natural health products (NHPs). Proper regulation of NHPs is pivotal to ensure good quality control standards, enhance consumers' safety and facilitate their integration into modern healthcare systems. There is scarcity of published data on the prevalence of NHPs usage among the general Kuwaiti population. Hence, this study was designed to determine awareness, patterns of use, general attitude and information requirements about NHPs among the public in Kuwait.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Turkey 1 1%
Unknown 76 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 22%
Student > Master 13 17%
Unspecified 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Researcher 7 9%
Other 22 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 27%
Unspecified 14 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 13 17%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Other 19 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 25 November 2014.
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#2,335,756
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Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#847
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#72,596
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#49
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