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Table 4 GPs' perception on usage of the herbal medicine fact sheets and its impact on their knowledge, attitude and clinical practice (n = 86).

From: Responding to GPs' information resource needs: implementation and evaluation of a complementary medicines information resource in Queensland general practice

Statement Disagree or Strongly Disagree Neither Agree Or Disagree Agree-Strongly Agee
Impact on knowledge    
Prior to receiving the herbal medicine fact sheets I felt that I did not have adequate knowledge to discuss those herbal medicine options with my patients 14.0 19.8 66.3
The herbal medicine fact sheets have provided me with adequate knowledge to be able to communicate with patients about specific herbs 0.0 10.5 89.5
Having the herbal medicine fact sheets reassured me that the information I was conveying to patients was correct 0.0 14.0 86.3
Overall the herbal medicine fact sheets have increased my knowledge of herbal medicines 1.2 7.0 91.8
Impact on attitude    
Since using the resource, I feel more positive discussing herbal medicines with my patients 2.3 24.4 73.2
Having the herbal medicine fact sheets makes me feel more confident discussing herbal medicines with my patients 2.3 12.8 84.9
Since using the herbal medicine fact sheets, I feel more positive in general about complementary medicine 14.0 40.7 45.3
Impact on clinical practice behaviours    
During the last four weeks, I questioned my patients about their herbal medicine use more often than I usually would have questioned them 29.9 36.0 33.7
During the last four weeks, I discussed herbal medicine options with my patients more often than I usually would have discussed them 29.1 34.9 36.1
During the last four weeks, I recommended one or more of the herbal medicines mentioned in the fact sheets to the patients with the right conditions more often than I usually would have recommended them 27.9 29.1 43.0
Since having the herbal medicine fact sheets I would now consider using other clinically proven complementary medicine options for my patients 12.8 27.9 59.4
If I had adequate resources on complementary medicine, like the herbal medicine fact sheets, then I would communicate (question/discuss/recommend) more to my patients about their use of complementary medicine 2.3 11.6 86.1