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. 2002 Jan;91(1):18-21.
doi: 10.1054/homp.2001.0015.

Homeopathy and Health Related Quality of Life: A Survey in Six European Countries

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Homeopathy and Health Related Quality of Life: A Survey in Six European Countries

M Anelli et al. Homeopathy. .

Abstract

A pilot survey of 1025 patients receiving homeopathic treatment in six European countries is reported. An initial questionnaire included demographic information and questions from health-related Quality of Life (QoL) scales. A follow-up questionnaire collected data on changes in QoL. The demographic characteristics of respondents were similar to previous studies. 82.8% of respondents had previously tried conventional treatments. Satisfaction with consultations was high. The changes of QoL status are positive but weak. 2.7% of patients experienced side-effects which they attribute to homeopathic treatment. 7.8% of patients reported significant aggravation at the beginning of the homeopathic treatment, 25.4% slight aggravation of symptoms. A new survey should be performed with a better motivation of doctors and patients. Further description of treatment would be helpful.

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