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Prevalence and modes of complementary and alternative medicine use among peasant farmers with musculoskeletal pain in a rural community in South-Western Nigeria

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, June 2015
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Title
Prevalence and modes of complementary and alternative medicine use among peasant farmers with musculoskeletal pain in a rural community in South-Western Nigeria
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12906-015-0695-3
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Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada, Tijani Lukman Adeyemi, Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin, Hakeem David Badmus, Taofeek Oluwole Awotidebe, Olujide Olusesan Arije, Olorunfemi Sunday Omotosho

Abstract

Anecdotally, use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Musculoskeletal Pain (MSP) is common in Nigeria; however, there seems to be a dearth of empirical data on its prevalence and mode of use. This study investigated the prevalence and modes of use of CAM for MSP among farmers in a rural community in South-western Nigeria. This cross-sectional survey employed multistage sampling technique guidelines for conducting community survey by the World Health Organization among rural community farmers in Gudugbu village, Oyo State, Nigeria. A questionnaire developed from previous studies and validated by expert reviews was used to assess prevalence and modes of CAM use. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Alpha level was set at p < 0.05. A total of 230 consenting rural farmers volunteered for this study with a valid response rate of 93.9 % (n = 216). The lifetime, 12-month and point prevalence of CAM for MSP was 96.8 % respectively. Herbal therapy and massage were the predominant types of CAM therapies among previous (83.8 and 80.1 %) and current CAM users (37.5 and 37.5 %). CAM was largely used as sole therapy for MSP (75.5 %) and also in combination with orthodox medicine (23.6 %), and it is consumed on daily basis (21.8 %). CAM was perceived to be very good in maintaining a healthy life (87.1 %) and has less side effects (74 %) and more healthy than taking doctors' prescriptions (63.4 %). There is a high prevalence of CAM among Nigerian rural farmers. The most commonly employed CAM for MSP were herbal remedies and massage which are attributable to beliefs on their perceived efficacy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 21%
Unspecified 7 15%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Postgraduate 7 15%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 12 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 38%
Unspecified 10 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 8%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Other 6 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 June 2015.
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#3,046,070
of 11,219,961 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#722
of 2,351 outputs
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#71,664
of 229,150 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#19
of 87 outputs
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