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알레르기 환자에서 한방 이외의 대체 요법의 사용 현황에 대한 다기관 조사

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 Multicenter Analysis of the Current Status of Unproved Complementary/ Alternative Medicine Other than Herbal Medication in Allergy Patients 
 이현정  ;  이재현  ;  이용원  ;  김철우  ;  동헌종  ;  박해심  ;  조영주  ;  조진희  ;  조상헌  ;  편복양  ;  이광훈  ;  이혜란  ;  박중원  ;  홍천수 
 Korean Journal of Medicine, Vol.80(1) : 68-77, 2011 
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Korean Journal of Medicine
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Complementary medicine ; Allergy ; Epidemiology
Background/Aims: The use of unproven complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) to treat allergies is popular in Korea. We conducted a multicenter survey of the current use of CAM other than herbal medication in Korean allergy patients. Methods: This study enrolled 510 adults with allergic diseases, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and chronic urticaria, from ten hospitals. They underwent a structured questionnaire interview and clinical assessment of the prevalence, motivation, costs, and subjective assessment of CAM. Results: Of the patients, 16.7% used at least one type of CAM to treat their allergic diseases. Common types of CAM were diet (48.6%), aroma therapy (23.8%), massage (14.3%), breathing exercises (7.6%), baths (5.7%), and mind control (5.7%). The therapeutic effects of CAM included "improved" in patients using mind control (50%), diet (50%), breathing exercises (75%), and baths (33.3%), but "worse" in patients using aroma therapy (28%), and massage (26.7%). About 36.4% of the patients used CAM more than four times per year, and the average cost per CAM user was 370,000 won/year. The main reason for trying CAM was `hope to improve my constitution`. Conclusions: CAM is used widely for treating allergic diseases in Korea. Detailed knowledge of CAM and patient education are important. Further studies of the clinical efficacy of CAM are needed
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Yonsei Authors
Park, Jung Won(박중원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0249-8749
Lee, Kwang Hoon(이광훈)
Lee, Yong Won(이용원)
Lee, Jae Hyun(이재현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0760-0071
Lee, Hyun Jung(이현정)
Hong, Chein Soo(홍천수)
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