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  1. Alternative medicine use by rheumatology patients in a universal health care setting.

    Article - En anglais


    To assess the prevalence, extent of use, and cost of alternative medicine by patients attending a rheumatology clinic.


    Two hundred and thirty-five unselected consecutive patients attending a rheumatology clinic were evaluated by questionnaire to record their current use of alternative medicine practices.


    Sixty-six percent of patients bad used alternative medicine interventions in the preceding 12 months; 54% used over the counter products, 39% spiritual aids (including prayer, relaxation, meditation), and 13% each bad visited alternative practitioners or used dietary interventions.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Chronique, Traitement, Médecine parallèle, Utilisation, Homme, Analyse coût, Ambulatoire, Economie santé, Etude statistique, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Chronic, Treatment, Alternative medicine, Use, Human, Cost analysis, Ambulatory, Health economy, Statistical study, Canada, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0158279

    Code Inist : 002B26N. Création : 199406.