Use of Mind Body Complementary Therapies (MBCT) among Thalassemia Patients

Authors

  • Wan Ismahanisa Ismail Department of Medical Laboratory Technology,Faculty of Health Sciences,Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Maryam Farooqui Department of Pharmacy Practice, Unaizah College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
  • Rusnani Ab Latif Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences,Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Roksanah Shaukat Ali Department of Pharmacy, Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim, Kedah, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3521

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the pattern use and their experiences of MBCT use in Thalassemia patients in the Northern region of Malaysia. A validated questionnaire was distributed among 390 thalassemia respondents at the Kedah Thalassemia society. Results showed that 313 (80.26%) reported using CAM. The data showed a significant association with age (p=0.001), an education level (p=0.020), and household income (p=0.037). The MBCT was mainly used among thalassemia patients, with 292 respondents (93.29%). This suggests that MBCT helps deal with stress and can be used in chronic management

Keywords: thalassemia, complementary and alternative medicine, mind-body complementary therapies, chronic

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3521

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Ismail, W. I. ., Farooqui, M. ., Ab Latif, R. . ., & Ali, R. S. . (2022). Use of Mind Body Complementary Therapies (MBCT) among Thalassemia Patients. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 289-295. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3521