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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/614106
Title:
Use of Dietary Supplements Among Pharmacy Students
Author:
Edel, Courtney; Vanova, Janka; Slack, Marion
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2015
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: To compare the use of herbal and dietary supplements amongst pharmacy students to the use in the general population; assess knowledge and attitudes toward the use, and perceived effectiveness of herbal and dietary supplements. Methods: Paper questionnaires that were administered to the first-, second- and third-year students collected data about the herbal and dietary supplement use, knowledge, students’ attitudes towards the use of herbal and dietary supplements, as well as information about demographics and students’ work experience. Overall use was compared to the 2007 National Health Interview survey findings. Results: From a total of 179 students who responded, 52% indicated that they had ever used at least one product, which was greater than the 25%-use reported in the general population. Almost half (46%) of students indicated they had used fish oil/omega-3; about 38% used one or more of the other listed products. Students had limited knowledge on the use of herbal and dietary supplements. The average score on the side effects and indicated uses of selected dietary supplements was 50%; however, the third-year students scored significantly higher than the first-year students (p < 0.001). Students rated dietary supplements as not essential for health, but thought that the education on dietary supplements was inadequate. Conclusions: About half (52%) of this sample of pharmacy students reported having ever used dietary supplements compared to only 25% of the general population. However, students seemed to have limited knowledge of dietary supplements and thought more education was needed.
Description:
Class of 2015 Abstract
Keywords:
supplements; students; pharmacy
Advisor:
Slack, Marion

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorSlack, Marionen
dc.contributor.authorEdel, Courtneyen
dc.contributor.authorVanova, Jankaen
dc.contributor.authorSlack, Marionen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T16:18:26Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-22T16:18:26Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614106-
dc.descriptionClass of 2015 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To compare the use of herbal and dietary supplements amongst pharmacy students to the use in the general population; assess knowledge and attitudes toward the use, and perceived effectiveness of herbal and dietary supplements. Methods: Paper questionnaires that were administered to the first-, second- and third-year students collected data about the herbal and dietary supplement use, knowledge, students’ attitudes towards the use of herbal and dietary supplements, as well as information about demographics and students’ work experience. Overall use was compared to the 2007 National Health Interview survey findings. Results: From a total of 179 students who responded, 52% indicated that they had ever used at least one product, which was greater than the 25%-use reported in the general population. Almost half (46%) of students indicated they had used fish oil/omega-3; about 38% used one or more of the other listed products. Students had limited knowledge on the use of herbal and dietary supplements. The average score on the side effects and indicated uses of selected dietary supplements was 50%; however, the third-year students scored significantly higher than the first-year students (p < 0.001). Students rated dietary supplements as not essential for health, but thought that the education on dietary supplements was inadequate. Conclusions: About half (52%) of this sample of pharmacy students reported having ever used dietary supplements compared to only 25% of the general population. However, students seemed to have limited knowledge of dietary supplements and thought more education was needed.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectsupplementsen
dc.subjectstudentsen
dc.subjectpharmacyen
dc.titleUse of Dietary Supplements Among Pharmacy Studentsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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