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Table 4 Patient’s Perceived Benefit, Side Effects from TCM and Total Money Spent for TCM (n = 213)

From: Traditional and complementary medicine use among chronic haemodialysis patients: a nationwide cross-sectional study

Variables n (%)
Patient’s Perception of Benefits
 No effect at all 75 (35.2)
 I feel better 89 (41.8)
 I feel worse 15 (7.0)
 I am not sure 34 (16.0)
Patient’s Perception of Side Effects
 Yesa 20 (9.4)
 No 131 (61.5)
 Uncertain 62 (29.1)
Total Money Spent
 Less than RM 100 (USD 24) 58 (27.2)
 RM 100–299 (USD 24–72) 44 (20.7)
 RM 300–499 (USD 72–120) 37 (17.4)
 RM 500–999 (USD 120–240) 32 (15.0)
 RM 1000–4999 (USD 240–1200) 37 (17.4)
 More than RM 5000 (USD 1200) 5 (2.3)
  1. a side effects experienced by patients include vomiting, nausea, itchiness, diarrhea, lethargic and body swelling