Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Aims: The use and cost of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) has been gaining in importance worldwide. Herbal medicine is one of the most commonly used methods. To understand the effectiveness, reliability, and quality of CAM and provide standardization in its analysis, its prevalence and the factors influencing its use must be identified. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence of CAM use and the effective factors in our population. Materials and Methods: A stratified multistage probability sampling design was used in this cross-sectional, population-based study, which was conducted in Aydin. Participants were interviewed face to face by trained interviewers with a questionnaire. The answers for the open-ended questions were categorized. Univariate and multiple (backward Wald) logistic regression and chi-square test were used for the statistical analysis. A P value


Complementary medicine, alternative medicine, herbal medicine, prevalence

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