What is Friends?

Category: Others

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See also: Friends

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
Increase effect of another treatment 18 4
General health 14 6
Depressed mood 11 2
Frustration 5 1
Pain 4 2
Support mental / emotional health 3 0

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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 1
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Friends

Side effect Patients
Social anxiety 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Friends

Dosage Patients
daily 2
as needed 1

Duration

Currently using Friends

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 3
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3 patient evaluations for Friends

Feb 3, 2011 (Started Dec 04, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 6 hr Monthly
Advice & Tips: My friends are not being there for me. For 4 years now. They are not as supportive as I need them to be. Ineed more support, love and compassion if I am to manage this illness and be Independant again!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 5, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 6 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Hard to find good, support friends to be there for me consistantly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Aug 21, 2007)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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