Impact of immigration on complementary and alternative medicine use in Hispanic patients.

@article{White2009ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of immigration on complementary and alternative medicine use in Hispanic patients.},
  author={B. Alex White and Lyndee Knox and Monica Zepeda and Dennis Mull and F{\'e}lix N{\'u}{\~n}ez},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={337-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although previous research has demonstrated frequent complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by Hispanic patients, it remains unclear whether the status of immigration plays a role in the frequency and reasons for use. METHODS A survey of 164 patients from a federally qualified health center in South Central Los Angeles was used; the health center serves a predominantly Latino immigrant patient population. The study included the following variables: patient age; sex; place… CONTINUE READING

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