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Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic

Ayse Oflu, Aysegul Bukulmez, Oya Gorel, Busegul Acar, Yusuf Can, Nihat Cem Ilgaz, Ibrahim Yenioglu, Serkan Uygun, Sultan Sulecik.

Abstract
Lack of effective medical treatment in infantile colic (IC) causes desperate mothers to apply for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. Due to the possibility of benefits, the risks that may be incurred by these methods are often ignored by the parents. Therefore, information on the use of CAM methods in IC is needed. The aim of this study is to reveal the CAM experiences of mothers in IC treatment and the demographic characteristics that affect them. Mothers whose children were diagnosed as IC by a physician in the past were included in the study. The sociodemographic characteristics of the mothers, IC-diagnosed baby characteristics and CAM experiences were investigated face to face with a structured questionnaire. Sixty-six of 96 mothers who participated in the study used the CAM method. There was a statistically significant difference between the use of CAM and the education level of mothers (p < 0.05). We determined that 74% of mothers informed their doctors before starting treatments, and 82% do not believe if the CAM method could cause any harm that they would not notice by observing. The results showed that CAM methods are commonly used in IC treatment. According to these findings, mothers who use these methods believe that they are always harmless and have no side effects. For this reason, physicians should be careful about the adverse effects that may occur due to the CAM methods, which are widely used.

Key words: Infantile colic; Complementary therapies; Traditional medicine.


 
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Oflu A, Bukulmez A, Gorel O, Acar B, Can Y, Ilgaz NC, Yenioglu I, Uygun S, Sulecik S. Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic. Sudan J Paed. 2020; 20(1): 49-57. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690


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Oflu A, Bukulmez A, Gorel O, Acar B, Can Y, Ilgaz NC, Yenioglu I, Uygun S, Sulecik S. Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic. http://www.sudanjp.com/?mno=66223 [Access: August 13, 2020]. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690


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Oflu A, Bukulmez A, Gorel O, Acar B, Can Y, Ilgaz NC, Yenioglu I, Uygun S, Sulecik S. Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic. Sudan J Paed. 2020; 20(1): 49-57. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690



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Oflu A, Bukulmez A, Gorel O, Acar B, Can Y, Ilgaz NC, Yenioglu I, Uygun S, Sulecik S. Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic. Sudan J Paed. (2020), [cited August 13, 2020]; 20(1): 49-57. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690



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Oflu, A., Bukulmez, . A., Gorel, . O., Acar, . B., Can, . Y., Ilgaz, . N. C., Yenioglu, . I., Uygun, . S. & Sulecik, . S. (2020) Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic. Sudan J Paed, 20 (1), 49-57. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690



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Oflu, Ayse, Aysegul Bukulmez, Oya Gorel, Busegul Acar, Yusuf Can, Nihat Cem Ilgaz, Ibrahim Yenioglu, Serkan Uygun, and Sultan Sulecik. 2020. Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic. Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 20 (1), 49-57. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690



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Oflu, Ayse, Aysegul Bukulmez, Oya Gorel, Busegul Acar, Yusuf Can, Nihat Cem Ilgaz, Ibrahim Yenioglu, Serkan Uygun, and Sultan Sulecik. "Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic." Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics 20 (2020), 49-57. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Oflu, Ayse, Aysegul Bukulmez, Oya Gorel, Busegul Acar, Yusuf Can, Nihat Cem Ilgaz, Ibrahim Yenioglu, Serkan Uygun, and Sultan Sulecik. "Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic." Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics 20.1 (2020), 49-57. Print. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690



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Oflu, A., Bukulmez, . A., Gorel, . O., Acar, . B., Can, . Y., Ilgaz, . N. C., Yenioglu, . I., Uygun, . S. & Sulecik, . S. (2020) Complementary and alternative medicine experiences of mothers in the treatment of infantile colic. Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 20 (1), 49-57. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690





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