Alternative medicine

Status of complementary and alternative medicine use by adults during the COVID-19 pandemic : Complementary and alternative medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Cabinet of holistic nurses. 2022 Apr 5. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000506. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to explore the attitudes of adults living in Turkey towards complementary and alternative medicine during the period of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and to determine whether Turkish adults used complementary and alternative medicine during the pandemic. The cross-sectional study involved 3242 adults across Turkey. The data was collected via a personal information form and the holistic complementary and alternative medicine questionnaire. Participants had positive attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine (33.8 ± 4.7). The results indicated that Turkish adults widely used complementary and alternative treatment methods (70.5%) during the COVID-19 pandemic, and were more oriented towards the use of herbal treatments ( 35.5%). The main reasons for using complementary and alternative medicine have been identified as to protect against COVID-19 and, if infected with COVID-19, to recover quickly with only mild symptoms.

PMID:35435866 | DO I:10.1097/HNP.0000000000000506