What Influences Herbal Medicine Use? - Prevalence and Related Factors


AYDIN S., Bozkaya A. O. , MAZICIOĞLU M. M. , Gemalmaz A., ÖZÇAKIR A. , ÖZTÜRK A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.38, no.5, pp.455-463, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-463

Abstract

Aims: The use and cost of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) has been gaining in importance worldwide. Herbal medicine is one of the most commonly used methods. To understand the effectiveness, reliability, and quality of CAM and provide standardization in its analysis, its prevalence and the factors influencing its use must be identified. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence of CAM use and the effective factors in our population.