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Table 3 Findings from qualitative data

From: Exploring the decision to disclose the use of natural products among outpatients: a mixed-method study

Themes Categories
Feeling safe with the use of natural products • Adjusting taken both medicines
• No interaction with conventional medicine
Consulting acquaintances having medical knowledge • Friends
• Family & relatives
• CAM practitioners
Fear of a negative relationship development • Anticipating a negative attitude from conventional healthcare professional
• Affecting a trust relationship between conventional healthcare professional and patients
• Lack of knowledge in the field of natural products.
Experience of responses • Discouraging them from using it
• Our own responsibility for the safety of its usage
• Unclear or dismissive communication