Belief in complementary and alternative medicine in the management of kidney diseases in a rural population of South-East Nigeria
作者: Okwuonu CG Ezeani IU Olokor AB Aniede EF
刊名: International Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research, 2014, Vol.3 (3)
来源数据库: Michael Joanna Publications
DOI: 10.14194/ijmbr.3.3.4
关键词: Beliefcomplementary and alternative medicinekidney diseasessurveillanceherbsnutritional supplements.
原始语种摘要: Background: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for treatment of chronic diseases has been on the increases globally. This is an important risk factor in the pathogenesis of kidney injury. Identifying patients who believe in their use for treatment of kidney disease will assist in targeted surveillance and intervention activities to avert adverse health outcomes. Aim: To obtain the proportion of adults in a rural population who believe in use of CAM in treatment of kidney diseases. We also sought to establish any association between this belief and the educational level, knowledge of function of kidneys and causes of kidney diseases. Methods: A semi-structured, researcher–administered questionnaire was the tool for data collection. Results: Four hundred and thirty five...
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  • complementary 补的
  • alternative 可选择的
  • kidney 肾脏
  • population 母体
  • rural 乡村的
  • medicine 
  • believe 认为
  • causes 白内障的原因
  • targeted 对准目标的
  • association 联合