years, there has been an increase in “Traditional and Complementary Medicine” (T&CM)
applications and use of its products in the world and in our country.
Physicians are divided in terms of the necessity and benefit of T&CM
application and products. One opinion argues that these applications have a
place in medical treatment, while the other opinion argues that its use and its
consequences are not the responsibility of the physician. In this study, it was
aimed to evaluate the knowledge and opinions of faculty members and research assistants at
Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine about T&CM
research is cross-sectional. In the research, 262 (80.1%) of the 327 physicians
working at Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine between
February 2017 and May 2018 were reached. Questionnaire form was used to collect
data. The 66.4 % of physicians have
low level of knowledge according to their opinion, about T&CM, 43.1% are
interested in training about T&CM, 2.3% have participated in T&CM
course / certificate program. 45,0% of physicians have information about
whether their patients use the T&CM and these physicians declared that
acupuncture (63.2%) and cupping (40.8%) are the most used methods. 48.5% think
that T&CM methods are useful. The rate of recommending any T&CM methods
to the patients by the physicians is 16.0% and the physicians’ practice rate is
4.9%. 15.2% of the physicians themselves, family of 24% of doctors have used
any T&CM methods.. Acupuncture is the most recommended method (57.1%) by
physicians who recommended any and it's the most practiced method (45.0%) by
who practices any methods. Physicians' recommendation of T&CM to patients
differs according to their knowledge level that their declaration, to
participate in the T&CM course / certificate program, their opinions on the
usefulness of T&CM and the use of the T&CM by the physicians and their
family. Physicians' request to receive T&CM training differ according to age, academic title,
department, their opinions on the usefulness of T&CM, physicians'
declaration about use of the T&CM by their patients. More than half of the
physicians stated that they did not have enough information about T&CM methods and had no
information about the use of their patients. Young doctors who spend less time
in their profession and internal medicine doctors want more training in T&CM.
should question the patient's use of these methods in terms of their
interactions with their treatment, and follow the scientific researches on the
methods commonly used in the community. However, physicians may consider T&CM
methods as a treatment option in light of the information that will be obtained
as a result of research conducted following scientific method.
|Konular||Klinik Tıp Bilimleri|
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||18 Ekim 2019|
|Gönderilme Tarihi||30 Haziran 2019|
|Yayımlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2019 Cilt: 4 Sayı: 3|
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