Adherence and complementary and alternative medicine use among Honduran people with epilepsy

@article{Durn2009AdherenceAC,
  title={Adherence and complementary and alternative medicine use among Honduran people with epilepsy},
  author={Reyna Maria Dur{\'o}n and Marco Tulio Medina and Orlinder Nicol{\'a}s and Francis E. Varela and Francisco Boye Ramirez and Sean J Battle and Arnold R. Thompson and L. Castillejos Rodr{\'i}guez and Conrado Oseguera and Rafael L. Aguilar-Estrada and Susan Pietsch-Escueta and Julianne S. Collins and Kenton Roy Holden},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={645-650}
}
Adherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among Hondurans with epilepsy were evaluated. Our epilepsy cohort of 274 outpatients was surveyed to determine demographics, epilepsy treatment history, adherence, and use of CAM. Nonadherence to epilepsy therapy was reported by 121, with unavailability of AEDs (48%) the most common reason. CAM was reportedly used by 141, with prayer, herbs, and potions being common. Forty-nine rural Miskito… CONTINUE READING
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