Poster 161: Jacqueline Nguyen – The use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) within Refugee Communities

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Faculty mentor: Akiko Kamimura

The purpose of this survey research is to understand what kind of CAM modalities refugees are likely to use, whether they use it in conjunction with conventional medicine, and the expectations refugees have of American Physicians with regards to their use of CAM. We conducted a self-interviewer- administered surveys among refugees resettled in the US. Over three-quarters of refugees use an herbal medicine, nearly 80% of refugees use non-prescription pain medicine, and etc.

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