Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among People with Type 2 Diabetes in Taiwan: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Table 4

The reasons for starting CAM use.

Initial reasons for CAM use %1

People around them believed in CAM treatment9749.2
They believed in CAM7638.6
CAM was consistent with their culture2311.7
CAM was perceived to have fewer side effects than conventional medicine2010.1
CAM was recommended by healthcare professionals147.1
They were dissatisfied with conventional medicine21.0

The total percentage is greater than 100% because the multiple responses were allowed in the question.

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