|Reasons for using CAM after brain injury (n = 64)|
|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