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The utilisation of complementary and alternative medicine for children: a mixed methods study to examine parental attitudes and information sources

Project Member(s): Frawley, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Endeavour College of Natural Health

Start year: 2015

Summary: The objective of this project is to explore parental decision-making in relation to health care options and services for their children, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services and products. This project will address significant information gaps in relation to parent’s decision-making process by examining key information sources utilised as well as parental attitudes to CAM use for their children.


Frawley, JE, McIntyre, E, Wardle, J & Jackson, D 2018, 'Is there an association between the use of complementary medicine and vaccine uptake: results of a pilot study', BMC Research Notes, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 217-217.
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Frawley, JE, Anheyer, D, Davidson, S & Jackson, D 2017, 'Prevalence and characteristics of complementary and alternative medicine use by Australian children', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 53, no. 8, pp. 782-787.
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Frawley, JE & Davidson, S 1970, 'Is vaccine-hesitancy associated with the use of complementary medicine among Australian parents?', PHAA 15th National Immunisation Conference.

Keywords: decision-making, complementary medicine, health services research

FOR Codes: Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health), Child Health, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Public Health and Health Services, Public health, Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine, Neonatal and child health, Adolescent health