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Table 3 Diabetic patients’ knowledge and beliefs about herbal usage

From: Herbal medicine from the perspective of type II diabetic patients and physicians: what is the relationship?

StatementStrongly AgreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly Disagree
Patients believe that herbs have a good effect89 (29.9%)74 (24.8%)70 (23.5%)24 (8.1%)41 (13.8%)
Patients believe that herbs are safe81 (27.2%)57 (19.1%)93 (31.2%)33 (11.1%)34 (11.4%)
Patients believe that herbs do not interact with diabetic medications30 (10.1%)35 (11.7%)148 (49.7%)52 (17.4%)33 (11.1%)
Patients believe that it is possible to use herbs only7 (2.3%)18 (6.0%)42 (14.1%)60 (20.1%)171 (57.4%)