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Consultations with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners by older Australians: results from a national survey

Yen, Laurann; Jowsey, Tanisha; McRae, Ian S.


BACKGROUND The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and CAM practitioners is common, most frequently for the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Knowledge is limited about the use of CAM practitioners by older people, and specifically those with other long term or chronic conditions. METHODS In 2011 we conducted an Australia wide survey targeting older adults aged over 50 years (n = 2540). Participants were asked to identify their chronic conditions, and from which health...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-04-02
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-73


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