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Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Older Mexican Americans

2014-08-27 03:54:19 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine complementary and alternative medicine use among older Mexican Americans and to determine how this use influences physical, functional, and mental health.

Description

Alternative medicine has received increasing attention from both the scientific and public communities. While the majority of current alternative medicine use is the result of interest in replacing or augmenting formal medical treatments, several cultures have long-standing traditions of herbal medicine use, particularly among older, more traditional members. Research in this area has been limited primarily to small-scale studies that identify herbal remedies popular in specific cultures. This study observes older Mexican Americans because a substantial proportion of this population continue to utilize traditional herbal remedies in their everyday life.

Study Design

Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Arthritis

Location

Jose A. Loera
Galveston
Texas
United States
77555-0460

Status

Terminated

Source

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:19-0400

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