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Use of complementary medicine amongst asthmatic patients in primary care

 

 

 

Med J Malaysia. 2006 Mar;61(1):125-7.

 

Use of complementary medicine amongst asthmatic patients in primary care.

 

Mokhtar N, Chan SC.

 

Department of Primary Care & Public Health, Royal College of Medicine Perak, 3 Jalan Greentown, 30450 Ipoh, Perak.

 

Complementary Medicine (CM) usage amongst asthmatic patients was studied. Eighty-eight patients, selected by systematic random sampling in two public polyclinics in April/May 2004, were interviewed. They completed a structured pre-tested questionnaire. Forty-one percent were using CM, majority (64%) together with conventional therapy. Eighty-one percent did not inform their physicians of their CM usage. More Malays were using CM which included nutritional supplements, herbs, yoga, homoeopathy, reflexology and massage.

 

PMID: 16708752 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

 


 

 

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