What is Gardening?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

Most popular types: Organic gardening

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Gardening is the practice of growing plants for their attractive flowers or foliage, and vegetables or fruits for consumption. Gardening is a human activity used to produce edible foods and use plants to beautify their local environmental conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 17 4
Stress 7 2
Depressed mood 5 0
Personal enjoyment / entertainment 3 2
Promote relaxation 3 3
Support mental / emotional health 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 4
Mild 7
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gardening

Side effect Patients
Overactivity 2
Pain 2
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 2
Muscle soreness 1
Pain in lower back 1
Sciatic nerve pain 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Gardening

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 3
2 other weekly 1
3 hr weekly 1
20 min monthly 1
1 hr daily 1
10 min daily 1
0minutes as needed 1
60minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Gardening

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped using Gardening

Duration

Currently using Gardening

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 6

Stopped using Gardening

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 7
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 10
Not specified 4
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4 patient evaluations for Gardening

Sep 13, 2011 (Started Dec 05, 1977)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Promote relaxation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Moderation. Temporary limitation due to double mastectomy on 13 Sep 2011
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Dec 05, 1977)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Promote relaxation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 8, 2009 (Started Apr 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain relief, muscle building, flexibility,satisfying)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Physical exercise)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Personal enjoyment / entertainment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (possible back aches, overactivity, muscle soreness, shortness of breath (dyspnea), pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. This treatment is good only during the spring,summer & fall months. 2. Benefits: Healthy physical exercise, creative, growing new life, moral booster, mentally challenging. 3. It' great for the mental & emotional well-being.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle soreness, possible back aches, shortness of breath (dyspnea), sharp low back pain, overactivity, pain

  • 0 helpful marks
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