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Table 3 Perceptions of a Natural Product Database Tool: Before and After

From: Evaluating the value of a web-based natural medicine clinical decision tool at an academic medical center

  Pre N (%) Post N (%) P value
Would/did use the NMCD 54 (98) 32 (36) < 0.0001
Would/did use for NMCD for patient safety (i.e. adverse effects) 44 (51) 20 (65) P = 0.12
Would/did use NMCD to evaluate H/NP efficacy 45 (52) 27 (84) P = 0.0033
Would/did use NMCD to identify ingredients in a trade name product 56 (64) 24 (75) P = 0.0004
Would/did use NMCD to identify interactions 67 (77) 24 (77) P = 0.1588
Would/did use NMCD to indentify contraindications 64 (74) 29 (90) P = 0.1095
Uneasy discussing H/NP with patients/the NMCD has increased my confidence when talking about H/NP 35 (41) 29 (91) P < 0.0001
Perceived knowledge of H/NP/the NMCD increased my knowledge of H/NP 32 (37) 30 (94) P < 0.0001
It is easy to find reliable H/NP info/the NMCD improves ability to find reliable H/NP information 24 (28) 31 (97) P < 0.0001
  1. A priori perceptions of the utility of a H/NP tool and reported utilization. Data shown reflects affirmative responses; neutral responses were not included in analysis. Not all respondents answered every question.