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Overview on Integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in a Major Pediatric Disease | Abstract
Journal of Perioperative Medicine

Journal of Perioperative Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1290

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Abstract

Overview on Integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in a Major Pediatric Disease

Suadad J Al-Daboony*

Introduction: Complementary and alternative medicine very popular in Iraq, it’s used from many age group but a little data is available about uses of traditional medicine especially in pediatric.

Methods: The aim of this study to measure the prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine CAM (one type of CAM called saqua) use in acutely sick children (complaining from gastro intestinal symptom) and factors associated with it. This is a cross-sectional study, hospital-based study in a tertiary center of Baghdad City- Iraq from the first January 2018 to January 2019. Children admitted to a pediatric unit during the study period were assessed using a specially designed questionnaire, interview with one of child’s family almost the mother or grandmother, face to face interview. Data were analyzed using SPSS (statistical software version 20) using Chi-square test for association between using CAM and not using. P-value of 0.05 was considered significant. The aim of this study to measure the prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine CAM (one type of CAM called saqua) use in acutely sick children (complaining from gastro intestinal symptom) and factors associated with it. This is a cross-sectional study, hospital-based study in a tertiary center of Baghdad City- Iraq from the first January 2018 to January 2019. Children admitted to a pediatric unit during the study period were assessed using a specially designed questionnaire, interview with one of child’s family almost the mother or grandmother, face to face interview. Data were analyzed using SPSS (statistical software version 20) using Chi-square test for association between using CAM and not using. P-value of 0.05 was considered significant.

Results: Among the total 415 admitted children one year’s olds or less complaining from gastrointestinal symptom, 36 (8.6%) were using complementary and alternate medicine. The age distribution of the children using CAM ranged from 1 day to 1 year, children were using CAM, age group less than one month 11(30.6%), 1 to 6 months 22 (61.1%) and from 6 months to 1 year 3 (8.3%), male 22 (61.1%), female 14 (38.9), about region urban 23 (63.9%) and rural 13 (36.1%), parent with low education state. During period of hospitalization, observation and fallow up was done, complication more in the children which use CAM (saqua), 9 (25%) out of 36 using saqua complaining from complication compare with non-using 12(3. 2%).Death increasing in the children which using saqua 21 (58.3%) compere with non-using 8 (2.11%).

Conclusion: The usage of CAM concerning on value and believes, in this study was founded complication more in children using CAM camper not using CAM (saqua), also number of death more in pediatric using CAM (saqua), so need awareness about it and more study about ( saqua) one type of CAM.

Published Date: 2022-02-25; Received Date: 2022-01-28