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Table 7 General views of parents about complementary and alternative medicine

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among pediatrics in Palestine: a cross-sectional study

I believe/think Strongly Disagree Disagree Uncertain/Don’t know Agree Strongly Agree
CAM may be used just in adults, not in children. 40 (9.5) 253 (60.2) 28 (6.7) 70 (16.7) 29 (6.9)
Some health problems in children could be better controlled by CAM than conventional medications recommended by a physician 30 (7.1) 109 (26) 39 (9.3) 205 (48.8) 37 (8.8)
CAM should not be used in combination with conventional medications recommended by physicians 29 (6.9) 188 (44.8) 37 (8.8) 138 (32.9) 28 (6.7)
CAM could cause side effects in children 35 (8.3) 300 (71.4) 16 (3.8) 61 (14.5) 8 (1.9)
CAM is usually safer in children than conventional medications recommended by physicians 12 (2.9) 61 (14.5) 36 (8.6) 234 (55.7) 77 (18.3)
CAM users should notify their physicians that they used CAM 12 (2.9) 88 (21) 10 (2.4) 249 (59.3) 61 (14.5)
CAM is usually more effective in children than medications recommended by physicians 20 (4.8) 175 (41.7) 70 (16.7) 130 (31) 25 (6)
It is an essential for more information on the numerous CAM therapies available. 2 (0.5) 21 (5) 1 (0.2) 224 (53.3) 172 (41)