Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Korean Breast Cancer Women: Is It Associated with Severity of Symptoms?

Table 3

CAM users’ attitudes towards CAM.

Category%

Reason for using CAM
 For cancer treatment147.3
 To prevent progress of disease 7639.4
 To mitigate symptoms6232.1
 To enhance immune system3719.2
 Other42.1
Reduces overall costs
 No12665.3
 Yes6734.7
Reduces healthcare utilization
 No13167.9
 Yes6232.1
CAM recommended by
 Myself7840.4
 Family5930.6
 Breast cancer patients2010.4
 Other relatives or friends178.8
 My healthcare provider157.7
 Other42.1
CAM helps in treatment of cancer
 No9951.3
 Yes9448.7
Plans to continue using CAM
 No7237.3
 Yes12162.7