Australian adults use complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of chronic illness: a national study.

@article{Armstrong2011AustralianAU,
  title={Australian adults use complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of chronic illness: a national study.},
  author={Andrew R. Armstrong and Sophie Pascale Thi{\'e}baut and Laurie J. Brown and Binod Nepal},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={384-90}
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to identify the prevalence of the use of vitamin/mineral supplements or natural/herbal remedies, concurrent use of pharmaceutical medication, and to profile those most likely to use these complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) in the treatment of five chronic conditions identified as national health priorities (asthma, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, heart or circulatory condition) within the Australian adult population. METHODS Analysis… CONTINUE READING
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