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Frequency and Perceptions of Herbal Medicine use Among Hmong Americans: a Cross Sectional Survey. J Immigr Minor Health 2016 Apr;18(2):397-401

Date

03/19/2015

Pubmed ID

25784143

DOI

10.1007/s10903-015-0190-4

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84925064750   6 Citations

Abstract

To determine the frequency and perceptions of herbal medicine use among Hmong Americans. Cross-sectional telephone survey. Sacramento, California Hmong community. Out of 118 subjects reached, 77 (65.3 %) reported lifetime use of herbal medicines. A majority of respondents agreed that herbal medicines were able to treat the body as a whole. Respondents felt that a leaflet of information indicating uses/side effects would be important to include for herbal medicines. Herbal medicine use was commonly reported among Hmong Americans. Thus, health care providers should be encouraged to discuss these alternative medicines with their Hmong American patients.

Author List

Lor KB, Moua S, Ip EJ

Author

Kajua B. Lor PharmD Chair, Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy Administration department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Age Factors
Asian Americans
California
Complementary Therapies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Herbal Medicine
Humans
Male
Patient Satisfaction
Perception
Sex Factors