Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Concurrent Use of Herbal and Orthodox Medicines among Residents of Tamale, Northern Ghana, Who Patronize Hospitals and Herbal Clinics

Table 2

Concurrent use of both herbal and orthodox medicines.

VariableSubgroupFrequencyPercentage

Have you ever used herbal medicine (HM) for current sickness before coming to the hospital? ()Yes3025.0
No8671.7

Have you ever used orthodox medicine (OM) for current sickness before coming to the herbal clinic? ()Yes8167.5
No3730.8

Are you concurrently using HM and OM for current ailment?Yes4317.9
No18777.9

Did orthodox doctor or herbal doctor ask you of current usage of HM and OM? ()Yes1227.9
No2762.8

Do you intend stopping concurrent use of HM and OM?Yes716.3
No2558.1
Not sure1125.6

What are the reasons for concurrent use of HM and OM? () Both work together to manage my condition1025.6
Make me more comfortable about managing my condition25.1
More effective in treating diseases923.1
Others410.3
Quicken recovery717.9
Treatment cost is lower717.9