Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

The Ethics of Traditional Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine Research: Views of Researchers and Human Ethics Committees in Australia

Table 5

Requests for further information to support researchers ethics applications.

Chinese herbal or Western herbal medicine researchersYes
%

Safety for herb-drug interaction1250.0
Side effects of herbs1250.0
Dosage levels832.0
Interaction and cumulative effects of combined herbs when using formulas728.0
Characterisation to quantify chemical constituents520.8
Standardisation of therapeutic active compound416.0
Stability and shelf life28.0

Acupuncture researchers %

Safety of acupuncture and potential risks940.9
Assessment of blinding731.8
Clarification of sham acupuncture627.3
Action of specific acupuncture points29.1
Clarification of term differential diagnosis29.1

Number ( ) and percentage (%).

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