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Sun K, Szymonifka J, Tian H
Association of traditional Chinese medicine use with adherence to prescribed Western rheumatic medications among Chinese American patients: a cross-sectional survey.
Chinese Americans are a fast-growing immigrant group with worse rheumatic disease outcomes compared to white populations and frequently use traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Whether TCM use is associated with lower adherence to Western rheumatic medications is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine adherence to Western medications for systemic rheumatic diseases in the Chinese American immigrant population and its association with TCM use.
Citation: Sun K, Szymonifka J, Tian H . Association of traditional Chinese medicine use with adherence to prescribed Western rheumatic medications among Chinese American patients: a cross-sectional survey. Arthritis Care Res 2020 Oct;72(10):1474-80. doi: 10.1002/acr.24031..
Keywords: Medication, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Arthritis, Chronic Conditions