Alternate Medicine Essay

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s Effectiveness in Increasing Health Quality
Alyson Dzierzynski
HPA 18

Abstract Four articles in which complementary and alternative medicine was discussed. In this essay I discuss after reviewing the different articles a couple of things. The topic of the paper reviewed will be discussed, as well as the research question or the hypothesis. If there are any variables they are identified. The participants, the type of research (qualitative or quantitative), the data collection process and how the data was analyzed will be noted. The results of each article and each of their findings will be noted. Then, there will be a summary of the findings in the research, and it will be
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Lastly, people who make less money and do not have good socioeconomical standings are more likely to use CAM because conventional medicine is expensive and not everyone can afford it. This is a quantitative study and the data in this study were collected via a survey that has been conducted every year by the National Center for Health Statistic. Out of the 23,393 people age 18 and older that received the survey, there was only focus on the 10,096 people who sent the survey back age 50 and older. After receiving the surveys back, the data was analyzed by a statistical analysis. Based on the experiment, it was found that 567 of the people surveyed used CAM because conventional medicine was of no help to them so they were willing to try alternate medicine. 472 of the people surveyed said that they went to CAM because the cost of conventional medicine was way to high. 2,764 participants used CAM because it was recommend to them by their primary care physician. Lastly, 2,209 participants said that family, friends and coworkers played a large part in them trying CAM. It was found that women are 34% more likely to use CAM than men. In this category African Americans and Hispanics were less likely to use CAM than whites. It was also noticed that those with chronic illness were more likely to use CAM rather then people without an illness. Based on this category, the findings

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