AİLE HEKİMLERİNİN VİTAMİN/MİNERAL TAKVİYELERİ- İLAÇ ETKİLEŞİMİ HAKKINDA BİLGİ DÜZEYLERİ, TUTUM VE DAVRANIŞLARI
Keçik Özcan, Halise
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Keçik Özcan H., Knowledge Levels, Attitudes and Behaviors of Family Physicians about Vitamin/Mineral Supplements-Drug Interaction, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Thesis, Ankara, 2023. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the behavior, attitude and knowledge level of family physicians working in Turkey about the interactions between vitamin/mineral supplements and drugs. 367 family physicians were included in this descriptive and cross-sectional study. The universe of our research consists of research assistants who are receiving family medicine specialization training in Turkey, general practitioners and specialist physicians working as family physicians. Our study was carried out online between April 6, 2023 and April 16, 2023, on Google Forms (Google LLC, Mountain view, CA). Our questionnaire consists of 56 questions evaluating the behavior, attitude and knowledge levels of family physicians about vitamin/mineral supplements-drug interactions (VMSDI). In our study, it was found that 91.5% of family physicians used vitamin/mineral supplements (VMS) at any time in their lives, and 92.9% recommended VMS to their patients. Family physicians recommending vitamins such as Vitamin B9, vitamin B12, vitamin D and minerals such as zinc, magnesium and calcium to their patients is significantly higher than the situation of using them (p<0.001). 39.3% of family physicians stated that they always inform their patients about vitamin/mineral supplement-drug interaction without asking any questions. Physicians who provide information to patients less frequently have longer service life as family medicine specialists. 41.3% of family physicians stated that they "sometimes" received questions from their patients about vitamin/mineral supplement- drug interaction. The state of asking their patients about VMSDI and informing their patients about VMSDI was also statistically significant when compared to their assessment of their own level of knowledge about VMSDI. have been given. 82.8% of family physicians stated that they did not encounter VMSDI during their practice. Physicians with a high level of knowledge are those who encounter VMSDI more. The knowledge level of the physicians participating in the study about VMSDI was found to be medium in 41.3% (n=151), high in 29.8% (n=109), and low in 29% (n=106). As a result, the majority of family physicians use and recommend VMS; On the other hand, it was seen that their knowledge level was not high, their knowledge level affected their attitudes, and their knowledge levels were independent of length of service and family medicine specialty training.