Health services use among young Australian women with allergies, hayfever and sinusitis: A longitudinal analysis

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dc.contributor.author Sibbritt, D
dc.contributor.author Adams, J
dc.contributor.author Lui, C-W
dc.contributor.author Broom, A
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2012, 20 (3), pp. 135 - 142
dc.identifier.issn 0965-2299
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18450
dc.description.abstract Objectives: The existing knowledge base on the use of complementary and alternative medicine among patients with allergies is built upon findings of cross-sectional surveys and there is a lack of longitudinal data. There is also a lack of studies that examine both the use of conventional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine among allergy patients. Design and setting: : This paper reports the findings of the first ever longitudinal study of the use of conventional providers, practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine, and self-prescribed modalities amongst women with allergies, hayfever and sinusitis from a large nationally representative sample. Main outcome measures: : Analysis focused upon data from 7538 women from the younger cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health collected between 1996 and 2006. Chi-square tests were employed to compare the groups across consultations and self-prescribed treatments and one-way analysis of variance was used to compare the groups across health status. A modified Bonferroni test was used to correct for multiple comparisons. Results: The study identified that women who sought help for their allergic disorder were more likely to consult a range of practitioners and self-prescribed complementary and alternative medicine than women who either did not seek help or did not have allergic disorders. The analysis shows that many women with allergic disorders use complementary and alternative medicine alongside or as a complement to conventional healthcare services. Conclusions: The frequent use of a range of conventional providers and practitioner-based and self-prescribed complementary and alternative medicine amongst women with allergic disorders warrants further investigation. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.02.003
dc.title Health services use among young Australian women with allergies, hayfever and sinusitis: A longitudinal analysis
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Complementary Therapies in Medicine
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 20
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Edinburgh en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 135 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 142 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
dc.personcode 115707
dc.personcode 121319
dc.personcode 112076
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Complementary and Alternative Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Allergy
dc.description.keywords Alternative medicine
dc.description.keywords Asthma
dc.description.keywords Complementary medicine
dc.description.keywords Hayfever
dc.description.keywords Health service
dc.description.keywords Longitudinal study
dc.description.keywords Self-prescribed treatment
dc.description.keywords Sinusitis
dc.description.keywords Women
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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