Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Knowledge and Attitude of Medical Students of the UniKL-RCMP, Perak, Malaysia
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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of an extensive range of ailments from ancient days. The booming popularity of CAM among people all over the world had influenced this research evaluating the knowledge and attitude of the medical students in UniKL RCMP.
This cross-sectional study was conducted in the first three years of medical students in UniKL-RCMP using questionnaires designed to assess their knowledge and attitude towards CAM therapies in Malaysia.
UniKL RCMP medical students possessed high knowledge on massage, acupuncture and homeopathy compared to other assessed CAM therapies. Overall, the students had the positive attitude towards CAM modalities.
Integration of CAM in medical curriculum will be a measure to increase the knowledge and gain positive attitude towards CAM among medical students as the country is looking forward to the integration of CAM with conventional medicine in the health care system.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Knowledge, Attitude, Medical Students, Malaysia.