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Table 5 Distribution of answers provided by health care professionals on evidence-based practices of CAM in cancer

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use in oncology: A questionnaire survey of patients and health care professionals

  Numbers of Answers (%)
Questions Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree
There is evidence that acupuncture is effective in reducing first day vomiting after chemotherapy. 1 (0.6) 19 (12.3) 128 (82.6) 5 (3.2) 2 (1.3)
There is evidence that Chinese herbs decrease side-effects in patients treated with chemotherapy. 1 (0.6) 11 (7.1) 132 (85.7) 8 (5.2) 2 (1.3)
There is evidence to support recommending antioxidant vitamins such as α-tocopherol, beta-carotene or retinol to prevent lung cancer. 0 12 (7.8) 127 (82.5) 9 (5.8) 6 (3.9)
There is evidence to support the use of oral fish oil for the management of cancer cachexia. 0 18 (11.7) 126 (81.8) 8 (5.2) 2 (1.3)
There is evidence that ginger has a potential role as an antiemetic herbal remedy. 10 (6.5) 29 (18.8) 109 (70.8) 4 (2.6) 2 (1.3)
  1. Bold fonts indicate the correct answers according to the best available evidence.