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Table 1 Characteristics of informants (all women)

From: Use of bodily sensations as a risk assessment tool: exploring people with Multiple Sclerosis’ views on risks of negative interactions between herbal medicine and conventional drug therapies

Name Age Years of education Treatments used within the past year
Ann 38 16 Prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, supplements of oils, physical therapy, massage, psychology/psycho therapy, acupuncture.
Bertha 39 18 Non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of oils, yoga, physical therapy.
Cecilia 38 16 Non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, special diet, Tai Chi, physical therapy.
Doris 36 17 Prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, supplements of oils, homeopathy, physical therapy, massage, therapeutic horse back riding, chiropractics, healing, kinesiology, hypnosis, meditation.
Elinor 39 20 Prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, supplements of oils, massage, psychology/psycho therapy.
Fay 37 18 Non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, supplements of oils, special diet, yoga, chiropractics.
Gina 38 17 Prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, supplements of oils, special diet, physical therapy.
Heather 39 15 Prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, special diet, homeopathy.
Ingrid 33 17 Non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture.
Jane 33 17 Prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, supplements of oils, special diet, yoga, Qi Gong, massage, reflexology, meditation.
Kylie 31 16 Prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal medicine, supplements of vitamins and minerals, physical therapy, acupuncture.