Factors affecting the use of complementary and alternative medicine among Japanese university students

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Factors affecting the use of complementary and alternative medicine among Japanese university students
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Abstract
BACKGROUND:

Patients suffering from intractable diseases and individuals seeking relief from mild symptoms resort to treatments outside the modern medical paradigm, such as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In order to improve doctor-patient communication about CAM, it is essential to evaluate CAM usage among social groups likely to choose it in the future. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate how university students - individuals highly subject to future CAM usage - perceive CAM and the factors affecting their choice of CAM use.
METHODS:

We conducted a questionnaire survey with 1,096 Japanese university students not studying medical subjects.
RESULTS:

The term CAM was known to 11% of the subjects. Modalities they most associated with CAM were art therapy (353 subjects), hot spring therapy (349), and aromatherapy (345). They had experience taking vitamins, trace elements, other supplements (498), and nutritional drinks (483). Several subjects wanted to experience shiatsu massage (373) and hot spring therapy (303). Multiple regression analysis of the modalities that the subjects wanted to experience revealed a 42% multiple coefficient of determination for prioritizing modalities that the subject associated with CAM, showing a large contribution of this deciding factor.
CONCLUSIONS:

Although most subjects were not familiar with the term CAM, many of them had decided to ingest substances in the CAM category on the basis of self-judgment and without adequate knowledge. Because such behavior can be detrimental to health, medical professionals should be aware of CAM usage among their patients and seek effective communication with them in order to enable safe CAM practice.

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著者
著者 氏家 靖浩
著者(ヨミ) ウジイエ ヤスヒロ
著者(別表記) Ujiie Yasuhiro
掲載誌
Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine
掲載誌(別表記)
J Complement Integr Med.
12
1
開始ページ
89
終了ページ
94
出版者
De Gruyter
出版年月日
2014-10-21
ISSN
1553-3840
PMID
25332299
DOI
10.1515/jcim-2014-0003
資料タイプ
学位論文
言語
英語
関連情報URL
https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2014-0003
権利関係
"This is the following article: Factors affecting the use of complementary and alternative medicine among Japanese university students; Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine; Volume 12 Number 1 (2014) Pages: 89-94; doi: 10.1515/jcim-2014-0003, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2014-0003 . "
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学位授与番号
博乙第273号
学位授与年月日
2015-07-15
学位名
博士(医学)
学位授与機関
香川大学
区分
香川大学
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