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A longitudinal analysis of older Australian women's consultations with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners, 1996-2005.
Age Ageing. 2009 Jan; 38(1):93-9.AA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

to determine the factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among older Australian women over time.

METHODS

a longitudinal analysis of postal questionnaires completed in 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2005 as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.

RESULTS

the percentage of women who consulted a CAM practitioner in the years 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2005 were 14.6%, 12.1%, 10.9% and 9.9%, respectively. Use of CAM increased as the number of reported symptoms increased and physical health deteriorated, for non-urban residents compared to urban residents.

CONCLUSION

use of CAM amongst older women appears to be strongly influenced by poor physical health. There is also a suggestion that lack of access to conventional health care providers increases CAM use. There is also an overall decline in the use of CAM among older women as they age.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia. j.adams@sph.uq.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19017675

Citation

Adams, Jon, et al. "A Longitudinal Analysis of Older Australian Women's Consultations With Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practitioners, 1996-2005." Age and Ageing, vol. 38, no. 1, 2009, pp. 93-9.
Adams J, Sibbritt D, Young AF. A longitudinal analysis of older Australian women's consultations with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners, 1996-2005. Age Ageing. 2009;38(1):93-9.
Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., & Young, A. F. (2009). A longitudinal analysis of older Australian women's consultations with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners, 1996-2005. Age and Ageing, 38(1), 93-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afn241
Adams J, Sibbritt D, Young AF. A Longitudinal Analysis of Older Australian Women's Consultations With Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practitioners, 1996-2005. Age Ageing. 2009;38(1):93-9. PubMed PMID: 19017675.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A longitudinal analysis of older Australian women's consultations with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners, 1996-2005. AU - Adams,Jon, AU - Sibbritt,David, AU - Young,Anne F, Y1 - 2008/11/18/ PY - 2008/11/20/pubmed PY - 2009/4/14/medline PY - 2008/11/20/entrez SP - 93 EP - 9 JF - Age and ageing JO - Age Ageing VL - 38 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: to determine the factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among older Australian women over time. METHODS: a longitudinal analysis of postal questionnaires completed in 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2005 as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. RESULTS: the percentage of women who consulted a CAM practitioner in the years 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2005 were 14.6%, 12.1%, 10.9% and 9.9%, respectively. Use of CAM increased as the number of reported symptoms increased and physical health deteriorated, for non-urban residents compared to urban residents. CONCLUSION: use of CAM amongst older women appears to be strongly influenced by poor physical health. There is also a suggestion that lack of access to conventional health care providers increases CAM use. There is also an overall decline in the use of CAM among older women as they age. SN - 1468-2834 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19017675/A_longitudinal_analysis_of_older_Australian_women's_consultations_with_complementary_and_alternative_medicine__CAM__practitioners_1996_2005_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/ageing/afn241 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -