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Prevalence, perceptions and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use in selected communities in the Philippines
Vina R.A. Dahilig and Roderick L. Salenga
The study examined the use of complementary
and alternative medicine among residents of
selected rural and urban communities in the
Philippines using the CAM healthcare model.
Interviews were conducted on 146 respondents in
Batangas, Caloocan and Paraňaque using a
structured questionnaire that applies the RAND
Short Form (SF) 36 and the Brief Illness Perception
Questionnaire as measures of self-perceived health
status. A higher prevalence was observed among
the rural respondents (68.4%) as compared with
their urban counterparts (51.5%). Users in both
rural and urban areas perceived CAM as beneficial.
Significant predictors of use included the type of
community, an annual income of less than USD
10,500, more than 10 years of residence in the
community, self-perceived health status in the
energy/fatigue, emotional well-being and pain
scales in the SF 36, presence of chronic illness,
and consultations to traditional faith healer for
health issues. Since only about 27% of the
variability in the odds of using CAM can be
explained by the model, further studies
investigating other predictors of use are
recommended.
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