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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-463
  • Keywords: Complementary medicine, alternative medicine, herbal medicine, prevalence, ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, UNITED-STATES, TRENDS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

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.