publication . Article . 2012

OA16.04. Women’s sources of information for CAM use during pregnancy.

Alex Broom; Amie Steel; J Frawley; David Sibbritt; J Adams; Chi-Wai Lui; V Murthy; Jon Wardle;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (issn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMC
Abstract
Purpose It is well known that women of reproductive age are high consumers of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with emerging research highlighting the use of high amounts of CAM in pregnancy. Substantial data exists about the information sources women use for utilising complementary medicines and treatments generally, however little is known about the sources of information used in pregnancy. Various authors have raised concerns about aspects of safety in relation to consuming CAM in pregnancy and it is important to elucidate and understand the resources that women are using to gather this information. The objective of our study was to examine women’...
Subjects
free text keywords: Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Oral Presentation, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Pregnancy, medicine.disease, Complementary medicines, business.industry, business, Alternative medicine, Reproductive age
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