What is Laughter?

Category: Others

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Laughter may help improve a person's mood.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 18 2
Depressed mood 10 2
Mood elevated or improved 6 3
Multiple sclerosis 3 0
Pain 3 1
Anxious mood 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Laughter

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Laughter

Dosage Patients
daily 1
1 hr every other week 1
1 other daily 1
24 hr daily 1
60 min daily 1
1other as needed 1
2hours as needed 1
as needed 1

Duration

Currently using Laughter

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 7
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4 patient evaluations for Laughter

Jun 19, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 3, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
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  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 1978)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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