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Table 5 Sources of Information, perceived benefit and side effects of CAM by users

From: High prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with sickle cell disease in a tertiary hospital in Lagos, South West, Nigeria

Characteristic Frequency Percent
Source of Information
 Relatives 109 61.6
 Friends 20 11.2
 Neighbours 22 12.4
 Television 0 0.0
 Radio 16 9.0
 Newspaper 12 6.8
Perceived Effectiveness
 Good 100 56.5
 Fair 44 24.9
 Poor 33 18.6
Ever abandoned CAM
 Yes 33 18.6
 No 144 81.4
Recommendation of CAM to others
 Yes 134 75.7
 No 43 24.3
Disclosed use of CAM to doctor
 Yes 0 0
 No 177 100
Side Effects
 Always 9 5.1
 Frequently 4 2.3
 Rarely 2 1.1
 Never 162 91.5