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Tinde van Andel, LuĂ­sa G Carvalheiro
The use of traditional medicines (TMs) among urban populations in developing countries and factors underlying people's decision to use TMs are poorly documented. We interviewed 270 adults in Paramaribo, Suriname, using a stratified random household sample, semistructured questionnaires, and multivariate analysis. Respondents mentioned 144 medicinal plant species, most frequently Gossypium barbadense, Phyllanthus amarus, and Quassia amara. 66% had used TMs in the previous year, especially people who suffered from cold, fever, hypertension, headache, uterus, and urinary tract problems...
2013: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Harith Khalid Al-Qazaz, Maryam Farooqui, Hisham Aljadhey, Muhammad Atif, Imran Masood
The study aims to evaluate general public perceptions regarding the use of Traditional and Complementary Medicines (TCM) for aphrodisiac purposes. A questionnaire based, cross-sectional study was undertaken. Respondents were selected in the state of Penang, Malaysia. A total of 392 respondents were included in the study. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Chi Square/Fischer Exact tests were used where appropriate. Out of 392 respondents, 150 (38.26%) reported using specific Traditional medicines for aphrodisiac purposes...
November 2012: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Bernard Appiah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2012: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
D Buchwald, S Panwala, T M Hooton
To determine the prevalence of use of traditional health practices among different ethnic groups of Southeast Asian refugees after their arrival in the United States, we conducted a convenience sample of 80 Cambodian, Lao, Mien, and ethnic Chinese patients (20 each) attending the University of Washington Refugee Clinic for a new or follow-up visit. Interpreters administered a questionnaire that dealt with demographics, medical complaints, traditional health practices, health beliefs, and attitudes toward Western practitioners...
May 1992: Western Journal of Medicine
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