What is Family and Friends?

Category: Others

Most popular types: Spouse's support Boyfriend's Support Time with my daughter Show all

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See also: Children Husband, son, grandson, daughter-in-law Spouse's support

The support and presence of family and friends during illness can be quite valuable, even essential, to an overall feeling of well-being.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 116 34
Increase effect of another treatment 64 15
Fibromyalgia 38 8
Depressed mood 20 3
Support mental / emotional health 16 6

Show all 36 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 15
Mild 15
None 56

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Family and Friends

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 5
Stress 2
Anger 1
Anxious mood 1
Bipolar depressive episodes 1
Bipolar disorder 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Family and Friends

Dosage Patients
daily 15
all the time (24/7) 3
1 other daily 2
30 min daily 2
1other as needed 2
as needed 2
3 hr weekly 1
24 hr daily 1
1,000 hr daily 1
24 hr all the time (24/7) 1

See all 12 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Family and Friends

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 9
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped using Family and Friends

Duration

Currently using Family and Friends

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 6
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 26

Stopped using Family and Friends

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 48
Usually 26
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 50
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 42
Not specified 48
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13 patient evaluations for Family and Friends

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Family helps.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Everything)
  • Side effects
    Mild (boredom)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: They started getting really annoying. In the words of Delight (who is maybe dead now) they just say bla bla bla.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Everything)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (boredom)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: While this treatment can be difficult at times, I nevertheless highly recomend it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jul 19, 1960)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for find encouragement)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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