The use of complementary and alternative medicine by older patients that have chronic diseases

Koç Z., Aydın Avci İ., Sağlam Z.

HEALTHMED, vol.6, no.2, pp.413-422, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: HEALTHMED
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-422
  • Keywords: older patients, chronic disease, complementary medicine, alternative therapy, satisfaction, UNITED-STATES, PREVALENCE, CANCER, THERAPIES, ADULTS, COSTS
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Many methods related with the health system or not are being used in disease treatment. The community's lack of knowledge leads the patients to use extra medical treatment methods. The majority of patients who use CAM use more than one method.