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Complementary and alternative medicines in ankylosing spondylitis: a cross-sectional study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18985421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prevalence of dietary complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and consultation with a CAM practitioner was examined in a cross-sectional study of 75 AS patients. Seventy one of 75 (94.7%) study participants reported previous or current CAM use. Among these AS patients, 44 (72.1%) reported dietary CAM use and 27 (36.0%) were seeing a CAM practitioner at the time of study. Of 89 dietary CAM, 50 (56.4%) were perceived to be of slight or no benefit, and only 10 (11.2%) were initiated by a CAM practitioner. Compared with non-users, current dietary CAM users were more likely to be female (OR 6.5; 95% CI, 1.8-23.9). Patients attending a CAM practitioner were more likely to have university education (OR 5.7; 95% CI, 1.5-21.9) and higher BASDAI (OR 1.3; 95%CI, 1.0-1.7). Despite low rates of perceived benefit, dietary CAM use and CAM practitioner attendance is common among AS patients.
Simon M Chatfield; Shyamali C Dharmage; Anthony Boers; Belinda J Martin; Russell R C Buchanan; Walter P Maksymowych; Lionel Schachna
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-23     Completed Date:  2009-04-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture / statistics & numerical data
Complementary Therapies / methods,  utilization*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Therapy / utilization*
Homeopathy / statistics & numerical data
Massage / utilization
Middle Aged
Referral and Consultation / utilization
Social Class
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / therapy*

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