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Knowledge, attitude, and practices of complementary and alternative medicine: a survey of physicians and nurses at an academic medical center in Beirut.

The aim of this research is to investigate the use, attitudes, and practices of complementary and alternative medicine among physicians and nurses at Beirut's American University of Beirut Medical Center. Sixty-two percent of physicians believed that incorporating evidence-based CAM therapies would raise patient satisfaction, and 66% predicted that offering CAM will bring more patients. Of the 78 percent of nurses who responded, 78 percent have never referred a patient to a CAM specialist, yet half of those who responded said they would refer if a CAM specialist was available. According to fifty-seven percent of nurses surveyed, providing CAM will attract more patients, while 59% think that it will raise patient satisfaction. This is the first research in Lebanon that investigates both nurses and physicians' perspectives on the use of all CAM domains in general within the same healthcare environment.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35603591


Application of Virtual Reality Technology in Clinical Practice, Teaching, and Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Background The usage of virtual reality in medical settings is on the rise, with encouraging outcomes. Aim This report aims to assess and summarize the current applications of VR in CAM, as well as potential future research and development directions. Methods We offer a brief overview of VR technology, as well as the medical field's 20 years of clinical VR applications. In the end, we summarize and propose hypotheses on the usage of VR in CAM and its drawbacks. Conclusion Although there is still a lot of study to advance the science in this area, we strongly believe that VR applications will become useful tools in the toolbox of CAM researchers and practitioners alike, and that they will continue to grow in importance and importance in the era of digital health.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35990836


Education of complementary and alternative medicine in adult education centers in Germany: a web-based survey.

Background adult education centers are a vital component of health education around the world. Our aim was to assess the programs offered by German adult education centers in terms of complementary medicine and nutrition. Traditional Eastern medicine with yoga and related mind-body exercises, traditional Chinese medicine, and ayurvedic medicine are among the most commonly taught CAM programs, most often focused on traditional Eastern medicine with yoga and similar mind-body exercises, traditional Chinese medicine, and ayurvedic medicine. Conclusion There are serious questions regarding the educational content of several courses offered for lay adult health education, as shown by the author. Adult education centers should rethink the curriculum of their courses as well as the instructors' professional qualifications.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35948702


Survey of Lifestyle, Past Medical History and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adult Patients Participating in the National Cancer Institute's Exceptional Responders Initiative.

Exceptionally Strong Patients with Cancer Patients with inherited tumor markers and chemotherapy regiments are among the National Cancer Institute's extraordinary Responders Initiative's efforts to link unusually high outcomes in patients with cancer with genetic targets in tumors and chemotherapy regimens. The extraordinary reaction after cancer treatment was shown by health care professionals and patients who underwent an exceptional response. We investigated aspects of the medical history, lifestyle changes, integrative and alternative medicine use, and consultation between health care practitioners and patients who had an exceptional reaction. The survey was completed and returned by the nearly 88 patients who were invited to participate. After their cancer diagnosis, five out of every subject changed their diet after they were diagnosed with cancer. During their Exceptional Response, eighteen patients reported using a CAM therapy during their Exceptional Response. Conclusion Multiple factors, including features of the tumor itself, the patient, or the environment, could have a direct or indirect effect on tumor response or patient survival, either alone or in combination with the therapies used. Many patients continue to use other medications, change their diet, physical fitness, or use CAM techniques after their cancer diagnosis.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35944413


Knowledge about, attitude toward, and practice of complementary and alternative medicine among nursing students: A systematic review of cross-sectional studies.

Background Information The worldwide demand for complementary and alternative medicine has piqued educators' interest in incorporating CAM into conventional nursing programs, drawing educators' attention. Given these variables, the nexus of nursing students' overall perceived knowledge, attitude/belief, and current use/experience of CAM in surveys may have influenced NSs' receptivity to CAM curricula, which may help in the design of effective teaching strategies. This systematic review sought to determine the status quo of nursing students' overall knowledge, attitude/belief toward, and recent use/experience of CAM in studies, and may have a lot Methods The primary outcomes of KAP's CAM by NSs were investigated by eight databases from its inception to 2022, with eight databases ranging from their inception to 28 April 2022. The primary sources by which NSs obtained CAM data were mass media and the internet. Conclusions The need for integrating and improving CAM curricula into current nursing education is identified. For specific CAM modalities, the experiential learning mode is strongly recommended.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35991045


Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Long COVID: Scoping Review and Bibliometric Analysis.

Complementary and alternative medicine treatments may have a huge influence in the care of long COVID. The present research sought to identify published research on the use of CAM techniques for long COVID and provide an overview of the research status using bibliometric analysis. An electronic database search revealed 16 journals that were included in the study, as well as a narrative summary of the study types and safety of the CAM interventions, as well as a bibliometric analysis of citation and references of the included studies using the Bibliometrix package for R. Both scientific studies showed that Chinese herbal supplements were particularly effective in relieving symptoms of pulmonary dysfunction. According to this, only research on CAM for long-term COVID and long-term care for COVID-19 survivors has been published.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35966751


Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use in Brazil: results of the National Health Survey, 2019.

Background In recent decades, it has been possible to detect an increase in Complementary and Alternative Medicine use worldwide for both disease prevention and health promotion. In Brazil, we intend to determine the prevalence of CAM use and determine related factors. We observed significant regional variations in CAM use in Brazil, with a higher prevalence in the North Region, 3. 7 percent, where herbal medications were more popular than in the other regions. Yoga stands out among women with higher education attainment (6. 1%) and acupuncture for those with higher educational level 1. 9%; meditation among those with higher education level 13. 4% and acupuncture for those with chronic or poor health 1. 9%. Conclusions We recommend that the Ministry of Health broaden CAM access to Unified Health System users and encourage health professionals' conscious and guided use for the Brazilian population.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35918725


Mixed methods research in complementary and alternative medicine: a scoping review.

Objectie Objectives: After nearly ten years, we want to clarify the current and accurate information about the scope and quality of mixed methods research in complementary and alternative medicine. MMR results for articles published on the top ten journals in CAM with the highest impact factor in 2020 were tested for MMR. MMR was used to assess the success of interventions or programs, according to a phenomenological perspective; the most effective type of MMR was convergent design; integration is often undertaken at integration. Few MMR were published in 2020 in CAM, compared to the previous report, but the number of studies that clearly stated MMR has increased by 4 times compared to the previous study. Conclusion CAM researchers must understand the benefits that MMR can have on further health care research.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35848983


Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the context of cancer; prevalence, reasons for use, disclosure, information received, risks and benefits reported by people with cancer in Norway.

Background research examining the use of specific Complementary and Alternative Medicine modalities by Norwegian cancer patients is sparse. The objective of this report was to map the various CAM modalities for use, dissemination of use, self-reported benefits and harms, and their sources of data regarding the various modalities. More than half of the cancer patients discussed the use of at least one CAM modality with a physician, with a specialist. Conclusions This survey will provide health care professionals with more in-depth insight into the use of CAM by cancer patients and promote better-informed conversations with their patients. Given the high use of CAM, accurate information dissemination assisting cancer care providers' knowledge and health literacy among patients, as well as good communication are vital.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35906578


A comprehensive search string informed by an operational definition of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine for systematic bibliographic database search strategies.

We have produced a comprehensive search string in the present report, which has been aided by an operational definition of CAIM for systematic bibliographic database search strategies. Results This developed search string provides a standardised list of CAIM keywords that can be searched on bibliographic databases, including those from the OVID platform, the EBSCO platform, Scopus, and Web of Science. This search strategy can simply be copied and pasted into each databases' search bar to find keyword searches by keywords, which is the most comprehensive, or by words in the article's title, which is more specific. Given its versatility across many commonly used academic websites/databases, it is expected that this search string would be of great help to those conducting study on CAIM topics involving systematic search strategies.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35897034

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