Objective: Invasive traditional and complementary medicine methods (TCAM), which are performed with minimal damage to the patient's body integrity, are becoming widespread in order to live healthy and to be treated when necessary. With this study, we aimed to evaluate the attitudes and behaviors of adults towards invasive TCAM. Materials and Methods: The descriptive research was conducted between 30/03/2020 and 06/04/2020. The questionnaire form consists of 20 questions. Percentage, mean ± standard deviation were used in descriptive statistics. Chi-square test was used to evaluate qualitative data; p <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: 542 people participated in the research. 74.9% of the participants are women, 42.8% of them were under the age of 30, 79.3% were university graduates. Interventional TCAM methods were applied to 51.7% of the participants. A statistically significant difference was found between age (p <0.001), educational status (p = 0.006) and profession (p <0.001) and the application of interventional TCAM methods. 56.8% of those who had invasive TCAM methods performed the application in a non-clinical environment; It was observed that 39.7% had it done by a physician. Conclusion: It has been observed that TCAM applications are increasingly preferred by the society, even if they are invasive, the complication rates are low, and most of them consider to have the same application again, but when evaluated in terms of the person performing the application and the place where it is performed, it is seen that studies on this subject should be planned. It is very important that invasive method applications, which always have complication risks, should be performed under clinical conditions and by the physician.
|Subjects||Integrative and Complemantary Medicine|
|Journal Section||Research Articles|
|Publication Date||August 16, 2021|
|Application Date||April 5, 2021|
|Acceptance Date||June 4, 2021|
|Published in Issue||Year 2021, Volume 02, Issue 02|