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Assessment of general public perceptions toward traditional medicines used for aphrodisiac purpose in state of Penang, Malaysia.
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PMID:  23059442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The study aims to evaluate general public perceptions regarding the use of Traditional and Complementary Medicines (TCM) for aphrodisiac purposes. A questionnaire based, cross-sectional study was undertaken. Respondents were selected in the state of Penang, Malaysia. A total of 392 respondents were included in the study. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Chi Square/Fischer Exact tests were used where appropriate. Out of 392 respondents, 150 (38.26%) reported using specific Traditional medicines for aphrodisiac purposes. Most respondents (46.94%) agreed that aphrodisiac medicines were easily available t. Moreover, 40.31% of the respondents reported that traditional aphrodisiac medicines were cheaper than modern (prescription) medicines. This study highlights limited public knowledge regarding the use of traditional aphrodisiac medicine. Healthcare professionals should be aware of informal TCM usage when prescribing allopathic medicines.
Mohamed Azmi Hassali; Fahad Saleem; Asrul Akmal Shafie; Harith Khalid Al-Qazaz; Maryam Farooqui; Hisham Aljadhey; Muhammad Atif; Imran Masood
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in clinical practice     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1873-6947     ISO Abbreviation:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225531     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-60     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia. Electronic address:
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