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Överskrift Adolescents' use of complementary and alternative medicine
Upplaga 2(2):
Sidor 104-10
Överskrift Adolescents' use of complementary and alternative medicine
Beskrivning OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in a random sample of adolescents living in Monroe County, New York. METHODS: Questions about use of a variety of CAM therapies in the previous 6 months were asked of adolescents during a random-digit-dial telephone survey. RESULTS: A total of 54% of the 361 adolescents surveyed had used at least 1 CAM remedy. The most frequently used therapies were massage (13.2%), prayer or faith healing (13.1%), herbs (11.5%), megadose vitamins (10.6%), and special exercises (10.1%). Natural performance enhancers were used by 14.7% of the boys, but less than 1% of the girls (P <.001). Use of health care without parental knowledge, time spent in school clubs, and perceived parental use and friend use of CAM were all associated with CAM use in a logistic regression model. CONCLUSION: More than half of the adolescents in this county use CAM therapies, and a significant number use pharmacologically active substances. Physicians treating adolescents should ask adolescents about CAM use.
Källa Ambul Pediatr
Publicerad 2002
Författare Klein JD, Lamontagne A, Malouin F, Richards CL, Wilson KM


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