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8 - Nursing, Midwifery, and Dietetics Students’ Attitudes to Complementary and Integrative Medicine and their Applications
   
Mehtap Kavurmaci, Mehtap Tan, Zuhal Kavurmaci
   
  ABSTRACT
   
  Objectives: This study aimed to determine the attitudes and practices of students in the nursing, midwifery, and dietetics departments of the Faculty of Health Sciences concerning complementary and integrative medicine (CIM).

Method: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was performed among students of the Faculty of Health Sciences in the academic year 2013-2014. The study used a questionnaire prepared by the researchers as a data collection form.

Results: A statistically significant difference was found in the use of CIM practices between the students according to their gender, class, and department. The most commonly known type of CIM among the students was herbal medicine. The participants stated that their main sources of information were their mothers or relatives.

Conclusion: The study indicated that students have positive opinions and attitudes about CIM. A great majority of the students agreed that CIM should be included in their school’s curriculum.
   
  Keywords
  Complementary and Integrative Medicine, midwifery, nursing, dietetics
   
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