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Article: Concomitant use of Western and Chinese medicine treatments in neurosurgical patients in Hong Kong

TitleConcomitant use of Western and Chinese medicine treatments in neurosurgical patients in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAcupuncture
Central Nervous System
Chinese Medicine
Herbal Medicine
Neurosurgery
Issue Date2011
Citation
Chinese Journal Of Integrative Medicine, 2011, p. 1-5 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To investigate the profile of concomitant use of Chinese medicine (CM) and Western medical treatment in neurosurgical patients. Methods: A guided questionnaire survey was conducted on 309 Chinese patients under neurosurgical care in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong from June to July 2006. Results: Concomitant use of CM was reported by 25.9% of patients. Age was identified to be associated with the use of CM. Half of the CM-users were unaware of there being potential risks of adverse interactions between neurosurgical and CM treatments. Among the CM-users 85% would continue to receive both treatments but only 52.0% would inform neurosurgeons on their CM use. Patients' perceived lack of benefit from CM was the main reason for not using it although 47.0% indicated their willingness to try CM given better access to information. Conclusions: Informal source was the major channel of CM use amongst patients with neurosurgical conditions. A need for improved patient education and service provision was identified and should become an important consideration for healthcare systems which anticipate an increased use of CM amongst patients. Strategies to enhance doctor-patient communications in mainstream care such as pre-operative checklists for herbal medications and post-operative advice may facilitate the safe and complementary use of both treatment systems. © 2011 Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173016
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.234
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.454

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, GKKen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, SWHen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, GKBen_US
dc.contributor.authorHung, KNen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:26:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:26:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationChinese Journal Of Integrative Medicine, 2011, p. 1-5en_US
dc.identifier.issn1672-0415en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173016-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate the profile of concomitant use of Chinese medicine (CM) and Western medical treatment in neurosurgical patients. Methods: A guided questionnaire survey was conducted on 309 Chinese patients under neurosurgical care in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong from June to July 2006. Results: Concomitant use of CM was reported by 25.9% of patients. Age was identified to be associated with the use of CM. Half of the CM-users were unaware of there being potential risks of adverse interactions between neurosurgical and CM treatments. Among the CM-users 85% would continue to receive both treatments but only 52.0% would inform neurosurgeons on their CM use. Patients' perceived lack of benefit from CM was the main reason for not using it although 47.0% indicated their willingness to try CM given better access to information. Conclusions: Informal source was the major channel of CM use amongst patients with neurosurgical conditions. A need for improved patient education and service provision was identified and should become an important consideration for healthcare systems which anticipate an increased use of CM amongst patients. Strategies to enhance doctor-patient communications in mainstream care such as pre-operative checklists for herbal medications and post-operative advice may facilitate the safe and complementary use of both treatment systems. © 2011 Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofChinese Journal of Integrative Medicineen_US
dc.subjectAcupunctureen_US
dc.subjectCentral Nervous Systemen_US
dc.subjectChinese Medicineen_US
dc.subjectHerbal Medicineen_US
dc.subjectNeurosurgeryen_US
dc.titleConcomitant use of Western and Chinese medicine treatments in neurosurgical patients in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, GKK: gilberto@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11655-011-0818-8en_US
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