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Volume 4, Issue 4 (3-2015)                   cmja 2015, 4(4): 987-999 | Back to browse issues page

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anbari K, ghanadi K. Use of complementary and alternative mediecine methods and its related factors in person referred to health centers in khorramabad. cmja. 2015; 4 (4) :987-999
URL: http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-274-en.html
1- , Lorestan University of Medical Sciences , dr.anbari@gmail.com
2- , Lorestan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (1059 Views)
Introduction: Today,using complementary and replace medicine is increasing among people in the world and these kinds of medicine are used vastly to treat patients and prevent disease in other healthy people. Material and Methods: this cross-sectional study was carried out on over 15-year-old clients referring to health and treatment centers and hospitals in Khorramabad town in 1393 (2014 A.D). a multi-part questionnaire was used to gather information. The gathered information by the questionnaire included demographic data on individual characteristic, using different kinds of complementary and traditional medicine until then and in the recent year, and there was a question the degree of satisfaction of the complementary and traditional medicine. Findings and Results: In this study 790 subjects were surveyed using the questionnaire. 55.4% of the participants were female. The average age of the participant was 38.9. 79.8% of the subjects had used at least one of the methods of complementary and traditional medicine. Among the participants, 58.2% had used at least one of the complementary and traditional medicine in the previous year. Herbal medicine and prayers treatment had the highest use with 69.2% and 37.2%, respectively. The least used methods were chiropractics (0.8%), homeopathy (0.9%), and hypnotism (1.4%). Obesity (15.8%), migraine (14.2%) and arthritis (10.8%) were the most prevalent problems for which the participants resorted to complementary and traditional medicine. satisfaction from complementary and traditional medicine among the the majority of users was moderate (47.5%). Results: the evaluation of using complementary medicine among people is the first step for planning proper use of the beneficial methods of complementary and traditional medicine.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Other cases

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