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Patterns of use, knowledge and attitudes

Edited by Torkel Falkenberg

This section covers research reporting patterns of use, knowledge and attitudes regarding complementary and alternative therapies.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The roll out of antiretroviral therapy in the South African public health sector in 2004 was preceded by the politicisation of HIV-infection which was used to promote traditional medicine for the management of...

    Authors: Manimbulu Nlooto and Panjasaram Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:128

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    The purpose of the study was to compare utilization of conventional psychotropic drugs among patients seeking care for anxiety and depression disorders (ADDs) from general practitioners (GPs) who strictly pres...

    Authors: Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda, Lucien Abenhaim, Jacques Massol, Didier Guillemot, Bernard Avouac, Gerard Duru, France Lert, Anne-Marie Magnier, Michel Rossignol, Frederic Rouillon and Bernard Begaud

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:125

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    CAM inclusion into the curricula of health training institutions, a strategy for its integration into the main stream healthcare delivery system is growing globally. Future healthcare professionals knowledge a...

    Authors: Peter Bai James, Abdulai Jawo Bah and Idrissa Momoh Kondorvoh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:121

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    The use of herbal medicines for health prevention and ailments is an increasing trend worldwide. Women in pregnancy are no exception; the reported prevalence of herbal medicine use in pregnancy ranges from 1 t...

    Authors: D. A. Kennedy, A. Lupattelli, G. Koren and H. Nordeng

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:102

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    The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) use in patients with chronic diseases in lower Mekong countries.

    Authors: Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid, Apa Puckpinyo, Siyan Yi and Le Vu Anh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:92

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Almost half of the patients with gout are not prescribed urate-lowering therapy (ULT) by their health care provider and >50 % use complementary and alternative therapies. Diet modification is popular among gou...

    Authors: Jasvinder A. Singh, Nipam Shah and N. Lawrence Edwards

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:90

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    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widespread but has various utilization rates according to country and the condition of patients. Generally, CAM is more frequently used in diseases that have no ...

    Authors: Min-Jeong Jeong, Hye-Yoon Lee, Jung-Hwa Lim and Young-Ju Yun

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:91

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    Ayurveda has its historical roots in India, but has also been internationalised, partly via migration and partly through an increased interest in alternative medicine in the West, where studies point toward in...

    Authors: Maria Niemi and Göran Ståhle

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:62

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    Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental health condition in Australia. In addition, there are many people who experience problematic anxiety symptoms who do not receive an anxiety disorder diagnosis bu...

    Authors: Erica McIntyre, Anthony J. Saliba, Karl K. Wiener and Jerome Sarris

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:60

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Traditional medicine (TM) still plays an important role in a number of health care systems around the world, especially across Asian and African countries. In Vietnam, however, little is known about preference...

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Ngan Kim Nguyen, Lan Phuong Nguyen, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Vuong Minh Nong and Long Hoang Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:48

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In Malaysia, the number of reported cases of dengue fever demonstrates an increasing trend. Since dengue fever has no vaccine or antiviral treatment available, it has become a burden. Complementary and alterna...

    Authors: SiewMooi Ching, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Lai Teck Gew, Sazlyna Mohd Sazlly Lim, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman, Yoke Loong Foo, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Nurul Huda Samsudin, Paul Chih Ming Chih Lau, Sajesh K. Veettil and Fankee Hoo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:37

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The dental filling material amalgam is generally well tolerated. However, a small proportion of dental patients experience health complaints which they attribute to amalgam. The symptom pattern is often simila...

    Authors: Agnete E. Kristoffersen, Frauke Musial, Harald J. Hamre, Lars Björkman, Trine Stub, Anita Salamonsen and Terje Alræk

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:22

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    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) comprises a variety of health care systems, practices, and products that are not usually thought to be part of allopathic medicine. This study investigated the pare...

    Authors: Ghulam Mustafa, Nadir Bashir and Muhammad Aslam

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:14

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    Though traditional Korean medicine plays an important role in the Korean parallel health care system, there is limited information about the preference and usage of traditional Korean medicine compared to West...

    Authors: In-Hwan Oh, Seok-Jun Yoon, Minjung Park and SoHee An

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:141

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Despite the popularity of naturopathic and herbal medicine in New Zealand there remains limited data on New Zealand-based naturopathic and herbal medicine practice.

    Authors: Phillip Cottingham, Jon Adams, Ram Vempati, Jill Dunn and David Sibbritt

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:114

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The use and value of different complementary therapies requires investigation. In particular, qualitative research is required to understand the perceptions and experiences of patients who undergo healing ther...

    Authors: Andrew Soundy, Rhonda T Lee, Tom Kingstone, Sukhdev Singh, Pankaj R Shah and Lesley Roberts

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:106

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:326

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    Traditional medicine (TM) has been established as a two-edged sword. On one edge numerous forms of TM have been proven safe and effective, while on the other edge various modes of TM have been shown to be futi...

    Authors: Yousef Mohammad, Ahmed Al-Ahmari, Fahad Al-Dashash, Fawaz Al-Hussain, Firas Al-Masnour, Abdullah Masoud and Hoda Jradi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:102

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    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been practiced for centuries owing to the absence or limited availability of conventional medicine. CAM has persisted globally with over USD34 billion spent ann...

    Authors: Mandreker Bahall and Mark Edwards

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:99

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s aging process, characterized by the cessation of menstruation. Women who are going through the menopause transition can experience physiological symptoms that signific...

    Authors: Jennifer Croden, Sue Ross, Nese Yuksel and Beate C Sydora

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:86

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