Acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine among pediatric patients with diabetes

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dc.contributor.advisor Kandiah, Jayanthi en_US Vincent, Dawn A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:36Z 2011-06-03T19:41:36Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2007 .V56 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research study was to determine the acceptability of complementary and alternative medicine use in a pediatric population with diabetes. Subjects included 76 patients who attend or have previously attended a diabetes clinic at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana.Once patient and parent approval had been granted, the researcher conducted a telephone interview to gather information. Using SPSS statistical software, frequencies and Chi-squared analysis were performed on the data collected. It was revealed that although subjects had a wide variety of concerns with the use of CAM and were unsure about whether it "could heal diabetes or other health problems," a majority were willing to try CAM. Results also indicated that willingness to try CAM was not affected by the age of the child, the type of diabetes present, use of insulin or special diet, or current use of a vitamin or supplement.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent 71 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetes in children -- Alternative treatment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetes in adolescence -- Alternative treatment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetics -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine among pediatric patients with diabetes en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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