Table 3

Reasons for CAM usage (exemplary items per page)
Breast cancer sample Internet sample
Frequent users Infrequent users
N acute long-term acute + long-term well-being N acute long-term acute + long-term well-being N acute long-term acute + long-term well-being
Visited a homeopath 3 0 2 (67%) 0 2 (67%) 26 6 (23%) 13 (50%) 3 (12%) 10 (38%) 3 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 0
Herbal Medicine 21 3 (14%) 8 (38%) 0 13 (62%) 30 20 (67%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 10 (33%) 44 27 (61%) 9 (20%) 2 (5%) 9 (20%)
Vitamins 37 7 (19%) 10 (27%) 0 20 (54%) 34 5 (15%) 7 (21%) 1 (3%) 21 (62%) 46 4 (9%) 7 (15%) 2 (4%) 35 (76%)
Relaxation techniques 18 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 0 11 (61%) 24 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 1 (4%) 20 (83) 31 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 1 (3%) 24 (77%)

Re et al.

Re et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:259   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-259

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