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Table 3 Reasons for using CAM after brain injury (n = 64)

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

Reason Frequency %
To improve overall health 26 40.6
As a complement to conventional medical treatment 26 40.6
Suggestion by relatives and friends 25 39.1
For psychological and spiritual support 19 29.7
To relieve symptoms 18 28.1
To rebuild confidence in ability to overcome disease 10 15.6
To alleviate stress 9 14.0
No progress in current condition with conventional medicine 3 4.7
  1. CAM: complementary and alternative medicine.