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Table 3 Predictivity of attitude statements on CAM usage

From: Impact of complementary and alternative medicines on antiepileptic medication adherence among epilepsy patients

Characteristics CAM User CAM
Non-User
p-value OR 95% CI
CAM provides quick and additional relief
 Yes 53 (67.1) 26 (32.9) < 0.001 6.523 2.15–19.17
 No 5 (23.8) 16 (76.2)    
CAM is cheaper compared to modern medicine
 Yes 54 (62.1) 33 (37.9) 0.03 3.6 1.05–12.09
 No 4 (30.8) 9 (69.2)    
CAM provides a permanent cure
 Yes 50 (72.5) 19 (27.5) < 0.001 7.5 2.8–19
 No 8 (25.8) 23 (74.2)    
People use CAM because it is easily available
 Yes 50 (72.5) 19 (27.5) < 0.001 7.5 2.8–19
 No 8 (25.8) 23 (74.2)    
CAM providers give good information about CAM
 Yes 48 (67.6) 23 (32.4) 0.002 3.9 1.5–9.8
 No 10 (34.5) 19 (65.5)    
CAM promotes self-healing
 Yes 51 (69.9) 22 (30.1) < 0.001 6.62 2.4–17.9
 No 7 (25.9) 20 (74.1)    
People use CAM due to fearing discomfort from allopathic medicines
 Yes 42 (76.4) 13 (23.6) < 0.001 5.8 2.4–13.9
 No 16 (35.6) 29 (64.4)    
CAM should be used only in minor illness
 Yes 12 (33.3) 24 (66.7) < 0.001 0.196 0.08–0.47
 No 46 (71.9) 18 (28.1)    
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