Use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in the Coronel Portillo province, Ucayali, Peru

Authors

  • Rocio Santiváñez-Acosta Centro Nacional de Salud Intercultural, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú. Química farmacéutica
  • Félix Valenzuela-Oré Centro Nacional de Salud Intercultural, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Peruana Los Andes, Huancayo, Perú. licenciado en Enfermería, doctor en Salud Pública
  • Yolanda Angulo-Bazán Centro Nacional de Salud Intercultural, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú. médica cirujana.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2020.373.4939

Keywords:

Complementary Therapies, Epidemiologic Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Logistic Models, Plants, Medicinal, Acupuncture, Acupuncture Therapy, Educational Status, Surveys and Questionnaires

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was carried out to evaluate the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies and the factors associated with it, in the province of Coronel Portillo (Ucayali) during 2013. A total of 917 surveys were carried out among household heads in three districts of the province (Callería, Manantay and Yarinacocha), in which the proportion of CAM use was calculated and the relationship with sociodemographic variables (age, sex, educational level, marital status, occupation and income) was analyzed. From the total, 179 respondents (19.5%) mentioned that they used CAM in the last 12 months. A statistically significant relationship was found between the use of CAM therapies and educational level (p < 0.001), respondent’s occupation (p < 0.001) and monthly income (p < 0.001). Future research will define the found associations and the variables involved.

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Author Biography

  • Rocio Santiváñez-Acosta, Centro Nacional de Salud Intercultural, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú. Química farmacéutica

    Químico Farmacéutica egresada de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, con más de 10 años de experiencia en gestión e investigación en temas de interculturalidad, medicina tradicional, alternativa y complementaria, plantas medicinales y productos naturales, con competencias en Políticas Públicas. Miembro de la Comisión Nacional para la Protección al Acceso a la Diversidad Biológica Peruana y a los Conocimientos Colectivos de los Pueblos Indígenas. Experiencia como analista de control de calidad de productos farmacéuticos, dispositivos médicos y productos sanitarios; analista de patentes, entre otros. Labora en el Centro Nacional de Salud Intercultural (CENSI).

Published

2020-07-03

Issue

Section

Brief Report

How to Cite

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Santiváñez-Acosta R, Valenzuela-Oré F, Angulo-Bazán Y. Use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in the Coronel Portillo province, Ucayali, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Jul. 3 [cited 2024 May 29];37(3):510-5. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/4939

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