Utilization Surveys of the Pediatric Literature

The CARE program tracks the use of CAM in the pediatric literature. Utilization literature can be a valuable source of information for determining what CAM practices and products warrant further pediatric research.

For further reading:

  • Surette S, Vohra S. Complementary, holistic, and integrative medicine: Utilization surveys of the pediatric literature. Pediatrics in Review. 2014;35(3):114-128.
  • Surette S, Vanderjagt L, Vohra S. Surveys of complementary and alternative medicine usage: A scoping study of the paediatric literature. Complement Ther Med. 2013;21(Supplement 1):S48-S53.

Use of Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S.: Children’s Use of Complementary Health Approaches

A new report based on data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that nearly 12 percent of children aged 4 to 17 years use of complementary health approaches.

Click here to view the survey. 

PubMed Searches

To search the PubMed database for CAM information related to the following common pediatric conditions, simply click on the links below: 

Acne Colic Fever
ADHD Conjunctivitis Headache
Allergies Constipation Jaundice
Asthma Cough Ringworm
Bedwetting Cradle Cap Sleep Problems
Burns Diarrhea Sore Throat
Chicken Pox Ear Infection Vomiting
Colds Eczema  

These searches were developed by Julia Whelan and Ellen Crumley.

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University of Ottawa