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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

    Some researchers think that patients with higher expectations for CAM therapies experience better outcomes and that enthusiastic providers can enhance treatment outcomes. This is in contrast to evidence sugges...

    Authors: Lisa M Schafer, Clarissa Hsu, Emery Rose Eaves, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Judith Turner, Daniel C Cherkin, Colette Sims and Karen J Sherman

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:234

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    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) continues to increase in Taiwan. This study examined the use of CAM and beliefs about CAM as expressed by patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in T...

    Authors: Bih-Shya Gau, Hsiao-Ling Yang, Sheng-Jean Huang and Meei-Fang Lou

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:211

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    Over 30% of individuals use natural health products (NHPs) for osteoarthritis-related pain. The Deficit Model for the Public Understanding of Science suggests that if individuals are given more information (es...

    Authors: Teresa Tsui, Heather Boon, Andreas Boecker, Natasha Kachan and Murray Krahn

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:198

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    The overall prevalence of complementary medicine (CM) use among adults in the United States with diabetes has been examined both in representative national samples and in more restricted populations. However, ...

    Authors: Richard L Nahin, Danita Byrd-Clark, Barbara J Stussman and Nilesh Kalyanaraman

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:193

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    Complementary medicines (CMs) are widely used by the Australian public, and pharmacies are major suppliers of these medicines. The integration of CMs into pharmacy practice is well documented, but the behaviou...

    Authors: Sarah E Culverhouse and Hans Wohlmuth

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:183

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    United States Army Soldiers regularly use dietary supplements (DS) to promote general health, enhance muscle strength, and increase energy, but limited scientific evidence supports the use of many DS for these...

    Authors: Christina E Carvey, Emily K Farina and Harris R Lieberman

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:182

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    Prenatal use of traditional medicine or complementary and alternative medicine is widespread globally despite the lack of evidence of the effectiveness of these therapeutic options. Documentation on the preval...

    Authors: Dudzai D Mureyi, Tsitsi G Monera and Charles C Maponga

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:164

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    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used for the treatment of infertility. While the Middle East and North Africa region has been shown to house one of the fastest growing markets of CAM pro...

    Authors: Ghina S Ghazeeri, Johnny T Awwad, Mohamad Alameddine, Zeina MH Younes and Farah Naja

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:129

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    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased significantly in Australia over the past decade. Back pain represents a common context for CAM use, with increasing utilisation of a wide r...

    Authors: Alex F Broom, Emma R Kirby, David W Sibbritt, Jon Adams and Kathryn M Refshauge

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:98

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    The extent to which racial differences exist in use of treatments for osteoarthritis (OA) is debatable. The purpose of this study was to describe the differences between African Americans (AA) and Caucasian Am...

    Authors: Shibing Yang, Rachel Jawahar, Timothy E McAlindon, Charles B Eaton and Kate L Lapane

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:86

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