The view of patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on complementary and alternative medicine

Abadoglu O., Cakmak E., Demir S. K.

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, cilt.36, sa.1, ss.21-25, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1157/13115667
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.21-25


Background: The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), particularly for chronic diseases such as asthma, is growing rapidly, but little is known about the characteristics of CAM use by patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). The aim of the present study is to compare the knowledge and preferences of patients with asthma or COPD about CAM, to evaluate the extent, characteristics and possible predictors of CAM use.