Saudi women’s complementary alternative medicine practice and attitudes in superficial injuries first aids

Authors

  • Samah Fathy Ibrahim
  • Sara Almujaiwel MBBS 4th Year Sudent, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
  • Shatha Bejad Al-harbi MBBS 4th Year Sudent, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
  • Aysha Abdoh Alessa MBBS 4th Year Sudent, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
  • Ghaida Abdullah Alkfari MBBS 4th Year Sudent, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
  • Majdoleen Dakhil Al-Najim Department of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.180

Abstract

Abstract

Objective: To detect Saudi women’s complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practice and attitudes in superficial injuries first aids.

Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study included 500 women from Princess Nourah bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pre-designed questionnaire was used to collect their socio-demographic characteristics, complementary and alternative medicine practice and attitude in superficial injuries first aids.

Results: Most of the participants were young non-married women coming from middle regions. Burn and superficial cuts represented the commonest superficial injuries. Honey and medical herbs; myrrh were the commonly used CAM. Most participants agreed that CAM is available. Half of participants believed that CAM is safe that could be used without medical consultation.

Conclusion: There is increased interest and positive attitudes toward CAM use among Saudi women, yet they are not aware about its interactions and side effects.

Keywords: Complementary, Alternative medicine, Honey, Medical herbs, Attitude, Safety, Efficacy, female, Saudi Arabia

Published

2020-09-30

How to Cite

Samah Fathy Ibrahim, Sara Almujaiwel, Shatha Bejad Al-harbi, Aysha Abdoh Alessa, Ghaida Abdullah Alkfari, & Majdoleen Dakhil Al-Najim. (2020). Saudi women’s complementary alternative medicine practice and attitudes in superficial injuries first aids. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.180

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