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Prevalence and Predictors of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among People with Coronary Heart Disease or At Risk for This in the Sixth Tromsø Study: A Comparative Analysis Using Protection Motivation Theory

Engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as healthy diet and regular physical activity, are known to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is known to be associated with having a healthy lifestyle. The primary aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of CAM use in CHD patients, and in those without CHD but at risk for developing CHD, using Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) as a guiding conceptual framework. Read more here.