450 respondents from several US cities, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Taiwan identified self-care behaviors.
A hot bath was the most frequent strategy listed by 292 patients, and it received the highest overall rating of effectiveness among self-management strategies listed 8.1 (scale 1 [least] – 10 [most effective]).
Other self-care strategies (from most to least common) to manage this symptom included?
Staying off the feet
Rubbing the feet with cream
Elevating the feet
Prescribed anti-epileptic agent
Several less commonly used behaviors that the authors referred to as “unhealthy” included?
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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.