Use of traditional and complementary medicine for musculoskeletal diseases


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

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.49, sa.3, ss.809-814, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1509-71
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.809-814

Özet

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.