Adolescents' knowledge of and beliefs about herbs and dietary supplements: a qualitative study.

@article{Klein2005AdolescentsKO,
  title={Adolescents' knowledge of and beliefs about herbs and dietary supplements: a qualitative study.},
  author={Jonathan D. S. Klein and Karen Wilson and Tracy S Sesselberg and Nicola J Gray and Susan M Yussman and Jennifer C West},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={409}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore adolescents' knowledge of and beliefs about dietary supplements, including herbs, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. METHODS Eighteen focus groups with 81 adolescents in Monroe County, New York, explored teens' familiarity with and beliefs about CAM, specifically dietary supplements. We asked about general health beliefs and opinions of OTC medications to provide a framework for understanding how dietary supplements are conceptualized. Groups were conducted with… CONTINUE READING