Traditional and complementary medicine use and beliefs during COVID-19 outbreak: A cross-sectional survey among the general population in Turkey


Karataş Y. , Khan Z., Bilen Ç., Boz A. , Gören E. S. , Abussutoğlu B., ...More

ADVANCES IN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, vol.8, no.4, pp.261-266, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aimed.2021.09.002
  • Title of Journal : ADVANCES IN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-266
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Traditional and complementary medicine, Survey, General population, Turkey, ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, CAM

Abstract

Objective: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused a universal psychosocial impact, with many individuals exposed to threats preferring to try self-care interventions and non-conventional approaches such as traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) for preventive purposes. This study was conducted to determine the use of and beliefs about T&CM among a subset of the general Turkish population during the COVID-19 outbreak.