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ERIC Number: EJ823191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
South Texas Mexican American Use of Traditional Folk and Mainstream Alternative Therapies
Martinez, Leslie N.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v31 n1 p128-143 2009
A telephone survey was conducted with a large sample of Mexican Americans from border (n = 1,001) and nonborder (n = 1,030) regions in Texas. Patterns of traditional folk and mainstream complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use were analyzed with two binary logistic regressions, using gender, self-rated health, confidence in medical doctors, income, education, and acculturation as predictors. Approximately 45% of respondents were CAM users within the last 12 months. Users of both types of CAM were likely to be women and to have a high education level. Compared to nonusers, traditional folk CAM users were found to have lower self-rated health, less confidence in medical doctors, and lower acculturation. Mainstream CAM users had higher income and self-rated health than nonusers. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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