Next Article in Journal
Comorbidities and Health-Related Quality of Life in Subjects with Spine Osteoarthritis at 50 Years of Age or Older: Data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Previous Article in Journal
Usefulness of Serial Multiorgan Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Acute Heart Failure: Results from a Prospective Observational Cohort

Information Survey on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Department of Anatomical and Histological Sciences, Legal Medicine and Orthopedics, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
Italian Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (SIEDP), 43126 Parma, Italy
Department of Health Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, 28100 Novara, Italy
Department of Human Sciences, Guglielmo Marconi University, 00193 Rome, Italy
Translational Medicine, Dipartimento Attività Integrate Ricerca e Innovazione (DAIRI), Azienda Ospedaliera SS Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, 15121 Alessandria, Italy
DISTU (Language, History, Philosophy and Law) Department, University of Tuscia, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology AOUC, University of Florence, 50121 Florence, Italy
Unit of Rheumatology, San Pietro Fatebenefratelli Hospital, 00189 Rome, Italy
Business School, LUISS “Guido Carli” University, 00197 Rome, Italy
Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine (DIMES), School of Medicine, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Azienda Socio-Sanitaria Territoriale Gaetano Pini-CTO, 20122 Milan, Italy
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Julius Liobikas
Medicina 2022, 58(1), 125;
Received: 19 October 2021 / Revised: 21 December 2021 / Accepted: 22 December 2021 / Published: 14 January 2022
Background and Objectives: Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are generally considered non-scientific and poor effective therapies. Nevertheless, CAMs are extensively used in common clinical practice in Western countries. We decided to promote a Delphi consensus to intercept the opinion of Italian physicians on CAM use in clinical practice. Materials and Methods: We run a Delphi-based consensus, interviewing anonymously 97 physicians. Of these, only 78 participate to the questionnaire. Results: Consensus about agreement and disagreement have been reached in several topics, including indication, as well as safety issues concerning CAMs. Conclusions: The use of CAMs in clinical practice still lacks evidence. Experts agree about the possibility to safely use CAMs in combination with conventional medicines to treat non-critical medical conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Delphi consensus; acupuncture; homeopathy; osteopathy; phytotherapy; Chinese medicine Delphi consensus; acupuncture; homeopathy; osteopathy; phytotherapy; Chinese medicine
MDPI and ACS Style

Paoloni, M.; Agostini, F.; Bernasconi, S.; Bona, G.; Cisari, C.; Fioranelli, M.; Invernizzi, M.; Madeo, A.; Matucci-Cerinic, M.; Migliore, A.; Quirino, N.; Ventura, C.; Viganò, R.; Bernetti, A. Information Survey on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Medicina 2022, 58, 125.

AMA Style

Paoloni M, Agostini F, Bernasconi S, Bona G, Cisari C, Fioranelli M, Invernizzi M, Madeo A, Matucci-Cerinic M, Migliore A, Quirino N, Ventura C, Viganò R, Bernetti A. Information Survey on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Medicina. 2022; 58(1):125.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Paoloni, Marco, Francesco Agostini, Sergio Bernasconi, Gianni Bona, Carlo Cisari, Massimo Fioranelli, Marco Invernizzi, Antonello Madeo, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Alberto Migliore, Nicola Quirino, Carlo Ventura, Roberto Viganò, and Andrea Bernetti. 2022. "Information Survey on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine" Medicina 58, no. 1: 125.

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop