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STUDY OF THE VIEWS ON PLACEBO AND ITS USE IN THE PEDIATRIC MEDICAL AND NURSING PRACTICE

Bedoor H. Al Qadrah*, Abdulla Al-Sayyari


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      <creatorName>Bedoor H. Al Qadrah*, Abdulla Al-Sayyari</creatorName>
      <givenName>Abdulla Al-Sayyari</givenName>
      <familyName>Bedoor H. Al Qadrah*</familyName>
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    <title>STUDY OF THE VIEWS ON PLACEBO AND ITS USE IN THE PEDIATRIC MEDICAL AND NURSING PRACTICE</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2022</publicationYear>
  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2022-07-18</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Background: &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;The utilization of placebos intervention in clinical practice is generally controversial. This study aims to evaluate the use, knowledge, and attitudes about placebos among pediatric doctors and nurses. &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Method: &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;A survey-based cross-sectional study was used consisting of 19 questions, including prescribing frequency, type of placebo, indications, perceived effect, and ethical concerns associated with the use of placebos. &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Result: &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Eighty-nine (29.5%) respondents prescribed placebos. The commonest placebo was saline infusion (16.6%). The commonest reason for prescribing placebos was to calm the patient and to stop him complaining (39.1%). Of the participants (83.8%) believed &amp;ldquo;placebos have therapeutic effects&amp;rdquo;. 81.5% thought that its effect was psychological. Two-thirds felt that placebo should only be used selectively and 6% of thought that its use should always be permitted. 57.7% of doctors and 32% of nurses (P=0) think the patient should not know about the placebo. &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Conclusion: &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Research about the use of placebo in clinical practice is still insignificant, particularly from the Middle East and in Saudi Arabia. In our study, nearly one-third of the respondents use placebos in clinical practice, which is lower than reported elsewhere. The vast majority felt that placebos are &amp;ldquo;sometimes effective&amp;rdquo; and a very small percentage believed that placebo prescription should be always permitted.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Keywords: &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Placebo, pediatrics, ethical concerns, physicians, nurses &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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