Table 2

Selected Characteristics among CAM users (n = 72)

N (% of CAM users)


*Modalities (n = 72)

Dietary supplements

37 (51.4)

Massage therapy

22 (30.6)

Chiropractic care

19 (26.4)

Herbs

19 (26.4)

Acupuncture

7 (9.7)

Homeopathy

3 (4.2)

Other

4 (5.6)

*Duration of use (n = 61)

More than 2 years ago

39 (63.9)

Within the last 2 years

22 (36.1)

*Satisfaction with treatments (n = 65)

Yes

23 (35.4)

No

17 (26.2)

Somewhat

25 (38.4)

Use of CAM instead of prescribed treatments (n = 60)

Yes

11 (18.3)

No

49 (81.7)

*Discussed use of CAM with VA provider (n = 64)

Yes

57 (89.1)

No

7 (11.9)

*Money spent on CAM per month (n = 64)

Do not spend any money

13 (20.3)

<$50

19 (29.7)

$50–$75

7 (10.9)

$76–100

5 (7.8)

>$100

14 (21.9)

Do not know

6 (9.4)


*Percentages are based on actual numbers of persons reporting data for each item

McEachrane-Gross et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:34   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-6-34

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