Table 3

Reasons for using CAM after brain injury (n = 64)
Reason Frequency %
To improve overall health 26 40.6
As a complement to conventional medical treatment 26 40.6
Suggestion by relatives and friends 25 39.1
For psychological and spiritual support 19 29.7
To relieve symptoms 18 28.1
To rebuild confidence in ability to overcome disease 10 15.6
To alleviate stress 9 14.0
No progress in current condition with conventional medicine 3 4.7

CAM: complementary and alternative medicine.

Gau et al.

Gau et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:211   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-211

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