Investigating people's strategies for managing their health regarding COVID-19 outside the official health care system is of great importance; be it among those who seek treatment from a CAM provider or those who use herbs or self-help techniques in their self-care - with intents to prevent, relieve or cure - as well as strengthening conventional treatment for COVID-19.
Knowledge from such research can provide valuable insights for health care professionals, authorities and scientists in order to guide future communication and research, and to support rational decision-making in pandemic times.
NAFKAMs research projects on COVID-19
NAFKAMs scientific publications on COVID-19
- Mulder LTC, Busch M, Kristoffersen AE, Hök Nordberg J, van der Werf ET. Prevalence and predictive factors of complementary medicine use during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 in the Netherlands. BMC Complement Med Ther. 2022 Feb 15;22(1):43. doi: 10.1186/s12906-022-03528-x.
- Kristoffersen AE, van der Werf ET, Stub T, Musial F, Wider B, Jong MC, Wode K, Danell JB, Busch M, Hoenders HJR, Nordberg JH. Consultations with health care providers and use of self-management strategies for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 related symptoms. A population based cross-sectional study in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands. Complement Ther Med. 2022 Mar;64:102792. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102792. Epub 2021 Nov 23.
- Stub T, Jong MC, Kristoffersen AE. The impact of COVID-19 on complementary and alternative medicine providers: A cross-sectional survey in Norway. Adv Integr Med. 2021 Dec;8(4):247-255. doi: 10.1016/j.aimed.2021.08.001. Epub 2021 Aug 11.
- van der Werf ET, Busch M, Jong MC, Hoenders HJR. Lifestyle changes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey in the Netherlands. BMC Public Health. 2021 Jun 25;21(1):1226. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11264-z.