Lebanese women on cam
The latter prevalence was based on previous findings in the literature [6, 11].The participants were recruited from a large Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) that facilitates the access to medical care and provides moral and social support for PLWHA in Lebanon .Data analysis included descriptive statistics and logistic regression analyses.Overall, 46.6% of participants reported using one or more CAM therapies, with herbs and herbal products being the most commonly used (63%).The objectives of this study are to examine the prevalence and determinants of CAM use among a selected sample of PLWHA and to identify issues which may have implications for patient care such as disclosure of CAM use to the treating physicians and the role of the latter in the patients’ choice of CAM.
The main outcome of the study was CAM use since diagnosis.Research characterizing patient behavior and coping mechanisms in the MENA including CAM use has been limited for many reasons, most distinctive of which is the political unrest and conflict frequently experienced by many countries of the region .There has been a dearth of studies characterizing the use of CAM among PLWHA in the region.Department of Health Management and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon Received 2 August 2016; Accepted 7 November 2016Academic Editor: Oliver Micke Copyright © 2016 Joana Abou-Rizk et al.This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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This study aimed to assess the prevalence and determinants of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use among People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Lebanon and to identify related issues that may affect patient care.