Amount of Systemic Steroid Medication Is a Strong Predictor for the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.: Results From a German National Survey

@article{Langhorst2005AmountOS,
  title={Amount of Systemic Steroid Medication Is a Strong Predictor for the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.: Results From a German National Survey},
  author={J. Langhorst and Inga B. Anthonisen and U. Steder-Neukamm and R. L{\"u}dtke and G. Spahn and A. Michalsen and G. Dobos},
  journal={Inflammatory Bowel Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={287–295}
}
Objectives: Previous studies have suggested that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients rank high among users of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). To further elucidate this phenomenon, we sent questionnaires to a large sample of IBD patients in Germany to determine the patterns and predictors of their CAM use. Methods: Pretested 73‐item questionnaires were mailed to a randomly selected representative sample of 1000 IBD patients from the approximately 16,000 members and associates… Expand
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