What is Family and Friends?

Category: Others

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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 57 18
Increase effect of another treatment 13 2
Depressed mood 9 1
Loneliness 6 1
Support mental / emotional health 6 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
2
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
24

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Family and Friends

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 5
Anxiety and frustration 2
Anger 1
Bipolar depressive episodes 1
Bipolar disorder 1
Disappointment 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Family and Friends

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

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Family and Friends

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Family and Friends

Duration

Currently using Family and Friends

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 14

Stopped using Family and Friends

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 7
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 13
Not specified 16
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6 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

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

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily

Aug 10, 2009 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily

May 23, 2009 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily

Nov 20, 2008 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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