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={Jost Langhorst and Inga B Anthonisen and Ulf Steder-Neukamm and Rainer Luedtke and Guenther Spahn and Andreas Michalsen and Gustav J{\"u}rgen Dobos},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          287-95
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING