Adult cam with egypt england
The study protocol was approved by the research ethics board (Institutional Review Board) at the American University of Beirut, Protocol number FHS. A cross-sectional survey was conducted on a nationally representative sample of 1,475 Lebanese
adults in years 20.Sampling was performed using a multistage Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) Cluster Sampling.
Most common therapies used included natural products and deep breathing exercises .
Higher prevalence of use is reported among older Ontarians.
The main objectives of this study were to estimate prevalence of
CAM products use in a nationally representative sample of Lebanese adults and to identify specific factors associated with such use.
In addition, this study aimed at characterizing the patterns and underlying causes as well as perceived efficacy of
Subjects were recruited in each quota until it was filled.
In the absence of national census or household rosters in Lebanon (due to unwarranted political reasons), the reference population numbers used were provided by the National Survey of Household Living Conditions conducted by the Central Administration for Statistics in Lebanon in 2004 .
CAM use was significantly associated with higher income, presence of a chronic disease, and lack of access to needed health care.
Lower odds of
CAM use were observed among older adults and those with a higher education level. This study revealed a high prevalence of CAM use in Lebanon.
Health policy and decision makers need to facilitate proper regulation and integration of
CAM into mainstream medicine and educate health care providers and the public alike on the safe and effective use of CAM therapies.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (
CAM) is a diverse group of medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not considered part of conventional medicine yet complement it by diversifying the conceptual frameworks of medicine or by satisfying a demand not met by orthodoxy .
A recent study in Lebanon examined the regulation of
CAM products, including herb and dietary supplements, and concluded that existing regulatory frameworks and mechanisms are not conducive to public safety and do not support the proper integration of CAM products into the healthcare system .