"They're made in factories and not by witches on the allotment": a qualitative study of midlife women in the United Kingdom, exploring their approaches to complementary and alternative medicines

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"They're made in factories and not by witches on the allotment" : a qualitative study of midlife women in the United Kingdom, exploring their approaches to complementary and alternative medicines. / Lindenmeyer, Antje; Jamie, Kimberly; Griffiths, Frances; Légaré, France.

In: Health Care for Women International, Vol. 32, No. 12, 12.2011, p. 1046-67.

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abstract = "This article explores midlife women's experiences and approaches related to complementary and alternative therapies (CAMS). Ninety-six midlife women were asked about their use of CAMs as part of their overall approach to midlife health. Qualitative thematic analysis was combined with a case-based approach. Women set their experience of CAMs in the context of conventional medicine taking and discussed their safety and different uses. For treatments requiring direct contact with a practitioner, accessibility and quality of the relationship were crucial. Four overall approaches could be discerned (political-critical, pragmatic, careful and wellbeing-oriented) that dynamically interacted with women's experiences.",
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