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Table 4 Patients’ reasons for deciding to use CAM

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with end-stage renal disease on haemodialysis in Trinidad: A descriptive study

Reason Number Percent
Disappointed that conventional treatment was not working 8 42.1
Conventional treatment too toxic or damaging 2 10.5
CAM more in keeping with beliefs and inner self 5 26.3
Finding conventional treatment too mechanistic/technological and lacks human touch 1 5.3
Just trying everything that can help 5 26.3
Conventional treatment too expensive 14 73.3
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine