Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Pattern of Traditional Medicine Utilization among HIV/AIDS Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy at a University Hospital in Northwestern Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Table 3

The utilization pattern among HIV patients on ART using TCAM, May 2014.

VariableFrequency (%)

Time of TCAM start
 Before ART initiation62 (47.30)
 After ART initiation69 (52.70)
Motivating factors for using TCAM
 Family25 (19.08)
 Health care provider5 (3.82)
 Religion51 (38.93)
 To improve immunity30 (22.90)
 To deal with side effects of ART2 (1.53)
 Additional benefit16 (12.21)
 Other2 (1.53)
Type of TCAM
 Herbal therapy48 (36.64)
 Spiritual therapy74 (56.49)
 Body-mind therapy3 (2.29)
 Others6 (4.58)

We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted research articles as well as case reports and case series related to COVID-19. Review articles are excluded from this waiver policy. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions.