Use of traditional and complementary medicine for musculoskeletal diseases


Kavadar G., Demir S. E. , Aytekin E., AKBAL Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.49, no.3, pp.809-814, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1509-71
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.809-814

Abstract

Background/aim: We aimed to determine the prevalence of traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) use among patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and to examine the methods used, frequency, and experienced benefits of therapies; the reasons for using TCM; and the sources of information about therapies. We also compared demographic characteristics of users and nonusers of TCM.