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The utilization of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine for non-communicable diseases and mental disorders in health care patients in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

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dc.date.issued 2016-04-22 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9417
dc.description.abstract 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. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a health care setting using a random sample of 4799 adult patients (Mean age: 52.3 years, SD = 22.7) with chronic diseases in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. The measure included the International Questionnaire to measure usage of complementary and alternative medicine (I-CAM). The 1 year prevalence of consulting TCAM providers was 26.0 %; 27.0 % in Cambodia, 26.3 % in Thailand, 23.9 % in Vietnam. The most commonly consulted TCAM providers were the herbalist (17.3 %), massage therapist (6.0 %), and acupuncturist (5.5 %). For all different types of TCAM providers more than 80 % of participants perceived the consultation as very or somewhat helpful. The own use of herbal medicine was 41.0 %, own use of vitamins 26.5 % and the own use of other supplements 9.7 % in the past 12 months. The most common self-help practices in the past 12 months included praying for your own health (30.1 %), meditation (13.9 %) and relaxation techniques (9.9 %). In multivariate logistic regression analyses, older age, rural residence and having two or more chronic conditions was associated with the use a TCAM provider; being female, urban residence, residing in Vietnam and having two or more chronic conditions was associated with the use of TCAM products; and being female, older age, rural residence, higher formal education, and residing in Cambodia was associated with the use of TCAM self-help practices. TCAM use is common among chronic disease patients in lower Mekong countries and is associated with several sociodemographic and disease specific factors. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Biomed Central en
dc.subject MENTAL DISORDERS en
dc.subject TRADITIONAL MEDICINE en
dc.subject CAMBODIA en
dc.subject COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE en
dc.subject NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES en
dc.subject THAILAND en
dc.subject VIETNAM en
dc.subject ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE en
dc.title The utilization of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine for non-communicable diseases and mental disorders in health care patients in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16 en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London, United Kingdom en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9099 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=16259 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7900 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Pengpid, S., Puckpinyo, A., Yi, S. & Anh, L.V. (2016) The utilization of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine for non-communicable diseases and mental disorders in health care patients in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. <i>BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine</i>. 16:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9417 en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Puckpinyo, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Yi, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Anh, L.V. en


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