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The use of complementary and alternative therapies by people with multiple sclerosis.
Chronic Dis Can. 2003 Spring-Summer; 24(2-3):75-9.CD

Abstract

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to therapeutic approaches not considered part of conventional medicine. A survey was mailed to sample of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The response rate was 440/673 (65%). Mean sample age was 48 years; 75% were female. Respondents ranged from mildly to severely impaired. Seventy percent used CAM primarily to improve health and manage the symptoms of MS. Most consumers reported positive effects. Lack of knowledge was the most common reason given for not using CAM. Patient education, physician-patient dialogue, and continued research and regulation of CAM are important to the well being of CAM consumers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Office of Medical Bioethics, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N1. sapage@ucalgary.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12959678

Citation

Page, Stacey A., et al. "The Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies By People With Multiple Sclerosis." Chronic Diseases in Canada, vol. 24, no. 2-3, 2003, pp. 75-9.
Page SA, Verhoef MJ, Stebbins RA, et al. The use of complementary and alternative therapies by people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Dis Can. 2003;24(2-3):75-9.
Page, S. A., Verhoef, M. J., Stebbins, R. A., Metz, L. M., & Levy, J. C. (2003). The use of complementary and alternative therapies by people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Diseases in Canada, 24(2-3), 75-9.
Page SA, et al. The Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies By People With Multiple Sclerosis. Chronic Dis Can. 2003 Spring-Summer;24(2-3):75-9. PubMed PMID: 12959678.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The use of complementary and alternative therapies by people with multiple sclerosis. AU - Page,Stacey A, AU - Verhoef,Marja J, AU - Stebbins,Robert A, AU - Metz,Luanne M, AU - Levy,J Christopher, PY - 2003/9/10/pubmed PY - 2004/1/17/medline PY - 2003/9/10/entrez SP - 75 EP - 9 JF - Chronic diseases in Canada JO - Chronic Dis Can VL - 24 IS - 2-3 N2 - Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to therapeutic approaches not considered part of conventional medicine. A survey was mailed to sample of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The response rate was 440/673 (65%). Mean sample age was 48 years; 75% were female. Respondents ranged from mildly to severely impaired. Seventy percent used CAM primarily to improve health and manage the symptoms of MS. Most consumers reported positive effects. Lack of knowledge was the most common reason given for not using CAM. Patient education, physician-patient dialogue, and continued research and regulation of CAM are important to the well being of CAM consumers. SN - 0228-8699 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12959678/The_use_of_complementary_and_alternative_therapies_by_people_with_multiple_sclerosis_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4969 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -