An investigation into the use of complementary and alternative medicine in an urban general practice.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/114791
Title:
An investigation into the use of complementary and alternative medicine in an urban general practice.
Authors:
Mc Kenna, F; Killoury, F
Affiliation:
Rath Mhuire Health Centre, 9 Malahide Rd, Swords, Co Dublin. drfionamckenna@yahoo.ie
Citation:
An investigation into the use of complementary and alternative medicine in an urban general practice., 103 (7):205-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
5-Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/114791
PubMed ID:
20845599
Abstract:
Several International studies have shown the substantial growth in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, no study in the Republic of Ireland to date has looked at its use among the population. A cross-sectional survey of 328 patients attending an urban general practice was conducted. A high number of respondents reported having visited a CAM practitioner within the past 12 months (89 patients; 27%). A significant positive association was found between CAM use and female gender (p = 0.006), middle-aged (p = 0.013), private health insurance (p = 0.016) and full time employment (p = 0.031). Massage was the most common modality used (35 patients; 39.8%), the most common reason for use was 'to treat an illness for which conventional medicine was already sought' (31 patients; 42%), a high rate of non-disclosure to GPs was found (34 patients; 41%) and personal recommendation was the most important source of information (42 patients; 53.2%). This study demonstrates the current popularity of an alternative healthcare system.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Complementary Therapies; Family Practice; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Massage; Middle Aged; Urban Population; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMc Kenna, Fen
dc.contributor.authorKilloury, Fen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-05T11:52:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-11-05T11:52:48Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-05T11:52:48Z-
dc.identifier.citationAn investigation into the use of complementary and alternative medicine in an urban general practice., 103 (7):205-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20845599-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/114791-
dc.description.abstractSeveral International studies have shown the substantial growth in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, no study in the Republic of Ireland to date has looked at its use among the population. A cross-sectional survey of 328 patients attending an urban general practice was conducted. A high number of respondents reported having visited a CAM practitioner within the past 12 months (89 patients; 27%). A significant positive association was found between CAM use and female gender (p = 0.006), middle-aged (p = 0.013), private health insurance (p = 0.016) and full time employment (p = 0.031). Massage was the most common modality used (35 patients; 39.8%), the most common reason for use was 'to treat an illness for which conventional medicine was already sought' (31 patients; 42%), a high rate of non-disclosure to GPs was found (34 patients; 41%) and personal recommendation was the most important source of information (42 patients; 53.2%). This study demonstrates the current popularity of an alternative healthcare system.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshComplementary Therapies-
dc.subject.meshFamily Practice-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMassage-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshUrban Population-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleAn investigation into the use of complementary and alternative medicine in an urban general practice.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRath Mhuire Health Centre, 9 Malahide Rd, Swords, Co Dublin. drfionamckenna@yahoo.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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