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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
OBJECTIVE: Lack of effective medical treatment in infantile colic (IC) causes desperate mothers to apply for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. Because of 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 infantile colic 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.
METHODS: Mothers whose children were diagnosed as infantile colic by a physician in the past were included in the study. Socio-demographic characteristics of the mothers, infantile colic-diagnosed baby characteristics and CAM experiences were investigated face to face with a structured questionnaire.
RESULTS: The 66 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 74.0% of mothers informed their doctors before starting treatments and 82.0% of mothers think that the CAM method could cause any harm they could not realize.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results showed that CAM methods are commonly used in IC treatment. According to our 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: Infantil Colic; Complementary Therapies; Traditional.


 
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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. 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: May 04, 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. 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. 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. 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. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690



Chicago 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." 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." doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

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. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1568897690





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