Complementary and alternative medicine use among youth with juvenile arthritis

Are youth using cam, but not talking about it?

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Purpose: To examine self-reported use and correlates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in adolescents with juvenile arthritis (JA). Methods: One hundred thirty-four adolescents with JA completed an online survey of their use of, interest in, and discussions about CAM. The PedsQL 4.0 SF15 assessed quality of life. Results: The majority (72%) of youth reported using <1 CAM modality. Use did not differ by sex, age, race, or geographic location. The most commonly used CAM modalities were yoga (45%) and meditation, relaxation, or guided imagery (40%). Low psychosocial quality of life was associated with massage and meditation, relaxation, or guided imagery use (p <.05). Only 46% of youth reported discussing CAM with a health care provider. Nonusers were most interested in learning more about massage (79%) and yoga (57%). Conclusions: Youth with JA reported high use of CAM, but few discussed CAM with health care providers. Findings suggest practitioners should engage adolescents in discussions about CAM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

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Juvenile Arthritis
Complementary Therapies
Yoga
Meditation
Massage
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Health Personnel
Quality of Life
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Keywords

  • Adolescent-health care provider communication
  • Alternative medicine
  • Complementary medicine
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Quality of life

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