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Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius

shafeeq Mahomed, Fawzi mahomoodally.

Abstract
This study has been designed to explore CAM used in the management of Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in Mauritius. Parents and/or legal guardians of individuals with ASD were surveyed. Effectiveness, method of use, possible side-effects, reasons behind using CAM, source of recommendation, and beliefs behind the cause of ASD were studied. Out of the 23 individuals with ASD recruited, 73.9% presented with a formal diagnosis of autistic disorder while 26.1% had only traits of autism. Educational techniques (13.6%), prescribed drugs (35.6%), speech therapy interventions (15.3%), occupational therapy interventions (22.0%), and applied behavioural analysis (13.6%) were used by the individuals with ASD as common therapies. Eighteen different types CAM interventions were used by the subjects. The most used therapies were omega-3 (6.6%), vitamins (7.9%), music therapies (9.2%), sensory integration therapy (7.9%), spiritual healing (14.5%), hippotherapy (7.9%), and hydrotherapy (6.6%). The use of CAM is in common use among ASD patients.

Key words: autism; autistic spectrum disorder; complementary and alternative therapies; Mauritius


 
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Mahomed s, mahomoodally F. Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 2017; 6(4): 420-428. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911


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Mahomed s, mahomoodally F. Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius. http://www.jicep.com/?mno=258212 [Access: December 15, 2017]. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911


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Mahomed s, mahomoodally F. Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 2017; 6(4): 420-428. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911



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Mahomed s, mahomoodally F. Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. (2017), [cited December 15, 2017]; 6(4): 420-428. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911



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Mahomed, s. & mahomoodally, F. (2017) Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol, 6 (4), 420-428. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911



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Mahomed, shafeeq, and Fawzi mahomoodally. 2017. Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius. Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology, 6 (4), 420-428. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911



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Mahomed, shafeeq, and Fawzi mahomoodally. "Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius." Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology 6 (2017), 420-428. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mahomed, shafeeq, and Fawzi mahomoodally. "Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius." Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology 6.4 (2017), 420-428. Print. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911



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Mahomed, s. & mahomoodally, F. (2017) Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autistic spectrum disorder in Mauritius. Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology, 6 (4), 420-428. doi:10.5455/jice.20170813090911





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