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Traditional, complementary and alternative medicine use of chronic disease patients in a community population in Myanmar

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:08:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:08:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9418
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine's (TCAM) use of chronic disease patients in a community setting in Myanmar. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional community survey was conducted in the Kyauk Tan Township with the International Complementary and Alternative Medicine Questionnaire (I-CAM-Q). Of the 1600 participants in the survey, the overall prevalence of any TCAM use (providers, products or self-care) was 95.1% (TCAM provider=14.6%, TCAM products=65.0%, and self-help TCAM=86.2%) in the past 12 months. For all different types of TCAM providers, TCAM products and self-help TCAM more than 90% of participants perceived the TCAM as very or somewhat helpful. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, older age, no formal education, rural residence and having two or more chronic conditions were associated with any TCAM use. TCAM use, especially TCAM products and self-help TCAM, seem to be common in Myanmar. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher African Networks Ethnomedicines en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject TRADITIONAL MEDICINE en
dc.subject COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE en
dc.subject CHRONIC DISEASES en
dc.subject ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE en
dc.title Traditional, complementary and alternative medicine use of chronic disease patients in a community population in Myanmar en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Ile-Ife, Nigeria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9094 en
dc.PageNumber 150-155 en
dc.outputnumber 7899 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Oo, W.M. & Pengpid, S. (2016) Traditional, complementary and alternative medicine use of chronic disease patients in a community population in Myanmar. <i>African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines</i>. 13(3):150-155. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Oo, W.M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Pengpid, S. en


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