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Table 1 The interview questions about reasons for HDS use

From: Reasons why Thai patients with chronic kidney disease use or do not use herbal and dietary supplements

  Eight-item interview questions
1. How and when were you introduced to HDS?
2. Why do you use HDS?
3. What led you to start using HDS?
4. Did anything influence you to start using HDS, e.g. advice from friends, doctor, news reports, etc.?
5. Are there benefits of HDS compared with conventional medicines? Please explain why you think this.
6. What did you hope taking HDS would achieve?
7. Do you have any concerns about using HDS? If yes, what? Then please compare with conventional medicines.
8. Have you had any warnings about taking the HDS such as from doctors, friends? If yes, has it influenced your use in anyway?