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  1. Gender and ethnic differences in alternative and conventional arthritis remedy use among community-dwelling rural adults with arthritis.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual meeting of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. San Francisco, California USA, 1995/10/21.

    Objective

    To examine the frequency of, and the ethnic and gender differences in, the use of arthritis remedies among rural adults.

    Methods

    Interviews were conducted with 219 adults from a nonmetropolitan North Carolina county.

    Participants reported whether they ever used and still used 19 remedies.

    Participants were evaluated for the actual presence of arthritis and functional capacity.

    Analysis included descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression.

    Results

    Participants used a variety of alternative and conventional remedies, with prayer (92%) being most widely used.

    Prescription medicine was used by 60%. Differences in remedy use included European-Americans making greater use of conventional remedies and African-Americans making greater use of some alternative remedies.

    Those with greater functional disability have used alternative remedies, but they still used prescription medicine.

    Conclusions

    Rural individuals use a variety of remedies, with differences by gender, ethnicity, and functional capacity.

    Future research must examine the role of gender, culture, residence, and disease severity in arthritis remedy use decisions.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arthropathie, Douleur, Chronique, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Médecine parallèle, Médecine traditionnelle, Evaluation, Utilisation, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Sexe, Ethnie, Milieu rural, Analgésie, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arthropathy, Pain, Chronic, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Alternative medicine, Folk medicine, Evaluation, Use, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Sex, Ethnic group, Rural environment, Analgesia, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system

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    Cote : 96-0488666

    Code Inist : 002B02L. Création : 10/04/1997.