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Usage of traditional complementary medicine ( TCM ) among patients with diabetes mellitus

Saidi, Sanisah (2019) Usage of traditional complementary medicine ( TCM ) among patients with diabetes mellitus. In: The 4th International Conference on Global Health in conjunction with The 7th Asian International Conference on Humanized Health Care, 26th-28th September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Traditional complementary medicines (TCM) have long been used to treat diabetes in Malaysia. However, the usage of TCM by the patients not often is revealed thus, the incidence of complications due to the TCM was not able to be monitored. A cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted on 105 patients with diabetes in Kuantan Pahang to determine the usage of TCM. Knowledge and attitude of the patients towards the usage of TCM were also measured using 25 items self-administered questionnaires. The data were analyzed descriptively and inferentially. Findings showed 83% of participants used TCM to treat diabetes however, the majority of them have poor knowledge (69.5%) and poor attitude (60%) towards TCM. Ninety percent (90%) admitted they concealed their usage of TCM from the healthcare professionals. A comprehensive assessment tool needs to be in place to identify the usage of TCM in order to minimize the undesirable complications and simultaneously to reduce the mortality and morbidity due to the complication of TCM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5293/77003
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes mellitus; Traditional complimentary medicine; Alternative medicine; Nursing
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Sanisah Saidi
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 17:37
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 17:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77003

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