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Table 2 The use of CAM by traumatic brain injury patients (n = 101)

From: The use of complementary and alternative medicine for patients with traumatic brain injury in Taiwan

Variable n % Mean ± SD (Range)
Use of CAM following TBI    
  Yes 64 63.4  
  No 37 36.6  
Time after injury until beginning use of CAM (months)    1.73±2.27
(0–12)
Most commonly used CAM categorya    
  Traditional Chinese medicine 37 57.8  
  Folk and religious therapy 30 46.9  
  Dietary supplements 30 46.9  
  Mind-body medicine 7 10.9  
  Herbal and Arcanum therapy 6 9.4  
Most commonly used CAM forma    
  Chinese herbs 30 46.9  
  Spiritual healing, such as shamanism, dang-kis 21 32.8  
  Special diets 17 26.6  
  Megadose vitamins 16 25.0  
  Holy water, reciting a Buddhist mantra 15 23.4  
  Acupuncture 14 21.9  
  1. CAM: complementary and alternative medicine, TBI: traumatic brain injury
  2. SD: standard deviation.
  3. a: Data from those who used CAM (N = 64).