Yıl 2020, Cilt 10 , Sayı 3, Sayfalar 370 - 376 2020-09-30

The Effect of Socio-Demographic and Cultural Features on Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Healthcare Students

Cagla YIGITBAS [1] , Aliye BULUT [2]

Objective: The aim of the research is to determine the impact of socio-demographic-cultural characteristics and educational background on the approach to Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) practices among healthcare students. Material and Methods: The research was designed as a quantitative and descriptive-cross-sectional study and carried out with health educated students from two different universities. Results: 59.4% of the participants reported using TCAM; 21.2% reported having experienced problems with the practices they applied, while 68.8% preferred this method to others. The variables of age, university, marital status, long-term location of residence, perceived income, chronic disease status, smoking, source of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine information, any problems following TCAM use and post- TCAM experience were found effective. Conclusion: TCAM training should be included in the education programs of students receiving health education so as to provide them with accurate information on the matter.
Complementary therapies, alternative medicine, cultural characteristics, health education
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Orcid: 0000-0002-3789-1156
Yazar: Cagla YIGITBAS (Sorumlu Yazar)
Ülke: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-4326-0000
Yazar: Aliye BULUT
Ülke: Turkey

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Kabul Tarihi : 16 Temmuz 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 30 Eylül 2020

AMA Yıgıtbas C , Bulut A . The Effect of Socio-Demographic and Cultural Features on Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Healthcare Students. J Contemp Med. 2020; 10(3): 370-376.