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Master Thesis

Recours à la phytothérapie dans l’arthrose des membres : résultats d’une étude transversale

Abstract : Introduction: limb osteoarthritis is a very common pathology in general practice. The given answer has an incomplete effect and potential adverse effects. Phytotherapy could be used by patients to answer these issues. The objectives of this transversal study is to evaluate the prevalence and the predictors of use of phytotherapy in limb osteoarthritis in a French population. Patients and methods: through a mail survey, adult patients having symptomatic osteoarthritis of hip, knee or hand have provided socio-demographic data, data about their osteoarthritis, their beliefs and their use of phytotherapy. The main outcome was the prevalence of use of phytotherapy in limb osteoarthritis. Results: 79 over 97 patients participated to the survey. 38 patients (48%) used phytotherapy for their limb osteoarthritis. The reasons were adverse effects and lack of efficiency of conventional medicine, beliefs about phytotherapy and philosophical reasons. The predictors of use were an interest for ecology, eating organic food and cow dairy-free products, the use of disease modifying drugs and other complementary and alternative medicine, and a higher level of confidence in phytotherapy compared to the non-users. About half of the patients did not tell their physician about this practice. The most used herbs were turmeric and harpagophytum. Conclusion: around half of the patients used phytotherapy in osteoarthritis. This unknown use is to be taken into account in our practice.
Keywords : Herbal Therapy
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Sébastien Lidy. Recours à la phytothérapie dans l’arthrose des membres : résultats d’une étude transversale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-03204402⟩



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