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Complementary and alternative medicine use in a pediatric neurology clinic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20621269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate the frequency and determinants of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in children attending a pediatric neurology clinic in North Jordan, a parent completed questionnaire survey of children attending the pediatric neurology clinic at King Abdullah University Hospital from March to July 2008 was conducted. A review of 176 completed questionnaires showed that 99 parents (56%) had used CAM for their child's specific neurological illness. The most common modalities were prayer/reciting the Quran (77%), religious healers (30%), massage with olive oil (32%), and consumption of honey products (29%). The most common reason was religious beliefs in 68%. None reported lack of trust in conventional medicine as the reason behind seeking CAM. Factors significantly associated with CAM use were speech delay, belief in its usefulness, father's age more than 30 years, and mothers with education less than high school. CAM had a supplementary role in relation to traditional western medicine use.
Samah K Aburahma; Yousef S Khader; Karem Alzoubi; Noor Sawalha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in clinical practice     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1873-6947     ISO Abbreviation:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225531     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-20     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, PO Box 3030, Irbid, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Attitude to Health*
Complementary Therapies / psychology,  statistics & numerical data,  utilization*
Educational Status
Health Care Surveys
Integrative Medicine
Multivariate Analysis
Nervous System Diseases / therapy*

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