Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding and Premenstrual Syndrome and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (heavy and/or irregular periods) affects around 20% of women and 80-90% experience varying degrees of premenstrual syndrome symptoms in their reproductive years, over 40% are severe to moderate. These women may lose quality of life and their ability to work effectively and high demands are placed on primary and secondary health care sectors. Protocols for managing all three conditions can have potential serious side-effects. As women increasingly use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies for many health conditions, they are likely to have used CAM therapies to treat these problems. This study will examine the CAM and other health care services utilised by these women and the associations with dysfunctional uterine bleeding and premenstrual syndrome.
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Professor David Sibbritt
Prof Gita Mishra
Ms Carole Fisher
Professor David Sibbritt
Prof Jon Adams
Dr Louise Hickman