Use of conventional and nonconventional treatments for osteoarthritis in the family medicine setting.

@article{Sleath2008UseOC,
  title={Use of conventional and nonconventional treatments for osteoarthritis in the family medicine setting.},
  author={Betsy L Sleath and William D. Cahoon and Philip D. Sloane and Leigh F. Callahan},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={
          252-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine: (a) the extent to which patients report having used conventional and nonconventional treatments for osteoarthritis in family medicine settings and (b) how patient characteristics are related to the use of these treatments. METHODS A survey was sent to 2,178 patients with arthritis. The current analysis focuses on the 557 patients with osteoarthritis. Multivariable logistic regression was used to analyze the data. RESULTS Sixty-three… CONTINUE READING
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