It is well-recognized that CAM use is common among people with IBD, as it is among the general public. In this study, we found that 47% of patients had used or were currently using CAM for their IBD and an additional 9% were using CAM for other reasons. In the present study, we investigated factors associated with the use of CAM for IBD and reasons for use and nonuse of CAM using a large community-based and geographically diverse sample. buy ortho tri-cyclen
Demographic characteristics have been frequently associated with the use of CAM. For example, Eisenberg et al found in a survey of the American general population that CAM use was more common among women, younger age groups, those with a college education and those with incomes above $50,000/year. In our earlier survey , we found no association between sex, age or education level and CAM use. In a multicountry study, Rawsthorne et al found an association with income, but not for other demographic variables.
Category: Inflammatory bowel disease
Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine, Health behaviours, Inflammatory bowel disease, Patient decision-making