Consommation de compléments nutritionnels et à base de plantes par des étudiants de l’enseignement supérieur au Qatar

Translated title of the contribution: Herbal and nutritional supplement use among college students in Qatar

Ravinder Mamtani, S. Cheema, B. MacRae, H. Alrouh, T. Lopez, M. ElHajj, Z. Mahfoud

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

There is increasing demand for herbal and nutritional supplements in the Middle East. This study aimed to examine the use of supplements by college students in Qatar and to elucidate users’ views about them. A total of 419 college students completed a self-administered questionnaire. Almost half of the respondents (49.6%) had used supplements (ever users), with 32.7% reporting using them in the previous 6 months (current users). Of the latter, 27.7% had used herbal supplements, 56.2% vitamins and minerals and 56.9% non-vitamin, non-mineral, non-herbal supplements. Many participants considered supplements to be safer and more effective than conventional medicines. Supplements were preferred over conventional medicines for the treatment of digestive conditions and common respiratory ailments and for weight management. Educating health-care providers about the benefits and risks of supplements is imperative and will enable health-care practitioners to guide patients in making informed decisions about supplement use.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Fingerprint

Qatar
Students
Middle East
Vitamins
Health Personnel
Minerals
Decision Making
Delivery of Health Care
Weights and Measures
Surveys and Questionnaires
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Consommation de compléments nutritionnels et à base de plantes par des étudiants de l’enseignement supérieur au Qatar. / Mamtani, Ravinder; Cheema, S.; MacRae, B.; Alrouh, H.; Lopez, T.; ElHajj, M.; Mahfoud, Z.

In: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2015, p. 39-44.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mamtani, Ravinder ; Cheema, S. ; MacRae, B. ; Alrouh, H. ; Lopez, T. ; ElHajj, M. ; Mahfoud, Z. / Consommation de compléments nutritionnels et à base de plantes par des étudiants de l’enseignement supérieur au Qatar. In: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 39-44.
@article{b70bbcc6cdfe41c0947a037e80558be0,
title = "Consommation de compl{\'e}ments nutritionnels et {\`a} base de plantes par des {\'e}tudiants de l’enseignement sup{\'e}rieur au Qatar",
abstract = "There is increasing demand for herbal and nutritional supplements in the Middle East. This study aimed to examine the use of supplements by college students in Qatar and to elucidate users’ views about them. A total of 419 college students completed a self-administered questionnaire. Almost half of the respondents (49.6{\%}) had used supplements (ever users), with 32.7{\%} reporting using them in the previous 6 months (current users). Of the latter, 27.7{\%} had used herbal supplements, 56.2{\%} vitamins and minerals and 56.9{\%} non-vitamin, non-mineral, non-herbal supplements. Many participants considered supplements to be safer and more effective than conventional medicines. Supplements were preferred over conventional medicines for the treatment of digestive conditions and common respiratory ailments and for weight management. Educating health-care providers about the benefits and risks of supplements is imperative and will enable health-care practitioners to guide patients in making informed decisions about supplement use.",
author = "Ravinder Mamtani and S. Cheema and B. MacRae and H. Alrouh and T. Lopez and M. ElHajj and Z. Mahfoud",
year = "2015",
language = "French",
volume = "21",
pages = "39--44",
journal = "Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal",
issn = "1020-3397",
publisher = "World Health Organization",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Consommation de compléments nutritionnels et à base de plantes par des étudiants de l’enseignement supérieur au Qatar

AU - Mamtani, Ravinder

AU - Cheema, S.

AU - MacRae, B.

AU - Alrouh, H.

AU - Lopez, T.

AU - ElHajj, M.

AU - Mahfoud, Z.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - There is increasing demand for herbal and nutritional supplements in the Middle East. This study aimed to examine the use of supplements by college students in Qatar and to elucidate users’ views about them. A total of 419 college students completed a self-administered questionnaire. Almost half of the respondents (49.6%) had used supplements (ever users), with 32.7% reporting using them in the previous 6 months (current users). Of the latter, 27.7% had used herbal supplements, 56.2% vitamins and minerals and 56.9% non-vitamin, non-mineral, non-herbal supplements. Many participants considered supplements to be safer and more effective than conventional medicines. Supplements were preferred over conventional medicines for the treatment of digestive conditions and common respiratory ailments and for weight management. Educating health-care providers about the benefits and risks of supplements is imperative and will enable health-care practitioners to guide patients in making informed decisions about supplement use.

AB - There is increasing demand for herbal and nutritional supplements in the Middle East. This study aimed to examine the use of supplements by college students in Qatar and to elucidate users’ views about them. A total of 419 college students completed a self-administered questionnaire. Almost half of the respondents (49.6%) had used supplements (ever users), with 32.7% reporting using them in the previous 6 months (current users). Of the latter, 27.7% had used herbal supplements, 56.2% vitamins and minerals and 56.9% non-vitamin, non-mineral, non-herbal supplements. Many participants considered supplements to be safer and more effective than conventional medicines. Supplements were preferred over conventional medicines for the treatment of digestive conditions and common respiratory ailments and for weight management. Educating health-care providers about the benefits and risks of supplements is imperative and will enable health-care practitioners to guide patients in making informed decisions about supplement use.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84923504054&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84923504054&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 21

SP - 39

EP - 44

JO - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

JF - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

SN - 1020-3397

IS - 1

ER -