Project ID: 1039

DescriptionA project to examine older adults’ views and experiences of using herbal medicines and dietary supplements to promote health in later life. This will involve one to one interviews, conducted online or by telephone. This is an important subject especially as we climb out of the pandemic and should provide an overview of the healthcare issues that older adults choose to address using herbal medicine/dietary supplements. Are they preventative or taken when users are unwell or diagnosed with a condition? Do they discuss any of this choice with GP's and healthcare professionals and what is the feedback from this? The study will also look at the polypharmacy awareness aspects and potential interactions with traditional prescribed medication.
TopicsMedical and Health
TypeExternal research (U3A as research subjects)
U3AMembers of London U3As
Organization/partnerUniversity College London
Year started2021
Source of referenceRequest from researcher