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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 courses offered by German adult education centers in terms of complementary medicine and nutrition. Traditional Eastern medicine with yoga and similar mindu2013body exercises, traditional Chinese medicine, and ayurvedic medicine were among the most commonly taught CAM courses, with a emphasis on traditional Eastern medicine with yoga and similar mindu2013body activities, traditional Chinese medicine, and ayurvedic medicine. Conclusion There are persistent reservations about the scientific support for several courses offered for lay adult health education. Adult education centers should rethink the content of their courses and teachers' credentials, as well as the instructor's professional qualifications.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10354-022-00951-0


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

Results The prevalence of CAM use in 2019 was 5. 2%, the most common modalities: medicinal plants and herbal medicines, with a prevalence of 3. 6 percent followed by: meditation 0. 9%, and yoga 0. 4%. We found significant regional differences in CAM use in Brazil, with a higher prevalence in the North Region, 3. 7 percent, where herbal medicines were more prevalent than in other regions. The practice of yoga stands out among women with a higher educational attainment of 7. 5% and those with higher per capita income 7. 5%; meditation among people with higher educational attainment than that of 8. 9% and acupuncture for those with regular or poor health 1. 9% remained among women. Conclusions We recommend that the Ministry of Health broaden CAM access to Unified Health System users and the health care professionals who are looking for a healthy and guided use for the Brazilian population.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-022-03687-x


Prevalence of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine (TCAM) among adult cancer patients in Malawi

Methods We conducted investigator-administered interviews with adult cancer patients presenting to the Kamuzu Central Hospital Cancer Clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi, between January and July 2018. The KCH is a nationwide teaching hospital in Lilongwe, which treats cancer patients from Malawi's northern half. Overall TCAM use was 84%, and 60% of participants reported combining TCAM with conventional cancer therapy. The majority of patients used TCAM to directly diagnose their cancer rather than for symptom management. Participants expressed the highest satisfaction among physicians among physicians and diet change for modalities. Conclusion The use of TCAM among an adult population with cancer in Malawi is on the rise, as well as a wide variety of TCAM modalities used among patients.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-022-01563-0


Quality of life in terminally ill cancer patients: what is the role of using complementary and alternative medicines?

The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between QOL and the use of various CAM techniques in terminally ill cancer patients. The findings showed that terminally ill cancer patients had a high quality of life. In addition, 44. 3 percent of participants used only one type of CAM, 30. 3% used two types of CAM, and 3. 4% used four to five types of CAM, while 34. 6 percent used two varieties of CAM, 33% used three varieties of CAM, and 33. 4% used three types of CAM, while 3. 4% used three types of CAM, and 3. 4% used four to five forms of CAM. When all CAM owners were compared to non-CAM users, CAM users had notably higher social satisfaction and overall quality of life. Two subscales of QOL symptoms and function were correlated with cancer history, wealth, and use of CAMs, and the scores of QOL symptoms and functionality were higher in CAM users than in non-CAM users. Conclusions The new report found that using CAM could have an effect on various aspects of QOL in terminally ill cancer patients.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-07301-1


The prevalence of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) usage among allergic rhinitis patients in Malaysia

Purpose We carried out this study to determine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicines use among allergic rhinitis patients in Malaysia and discover the use of CAM among them. Methods An cross-sectional research that included a questionnaire-based research and reports of allergic rhinitis in patientu2019s clinic records was included in the study. Patients with AR who completed the ORL-HNS department in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Malaysia, were admitted after consenting to sampling from July 2020 to February 2021 on a first-come first-serve basis as convenience sampling from July 2020 to February 2021. The questionnaire includes a series of 16 questions with subsets to inquire into the usage of CAM and its effectiveness in relation to socioeconomic and geographic distribution of the survey. In the ten years, 231 participants had used CAM for AR for the first time. Conclusion CAM is widely used in Malaysia to treat AR symptoms, with a vast number of users agree that it is safe.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-021-07197-3


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 into the use of particular Complementary and Alternative Medicine modalities by Norwegian cancer patients is limited. The aims of this research were to map the various CAM modalities that cancer patients use and further investigate their rationale for use, education of use, self-reported benefits and harms, and sources of information regarding the various modalities. Results Overall, a vast number of the participants had used some form of CAM with a mean of 3. 8 modalities per year; 33% had used traditional methods, 52% had used herbal products; and 58% had used self-help techniques; 58% had used self-help techniques; and 58% had used self-help techniques. Patients with at least one CAM modality talked to a physician, more than half of the cancer patients discussed their use of at least one CAM modality with a physician. Conclusions The findings of this survey will provide health professionals with more in-depth insight into the use of CAM by cancer patients and support patient-informed discussions.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-022-03606-0

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