Racial, Ethnic Differences in Complementary and Integrative Health Use Among Adults with Mental Illness: Results from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey
Cambridge University Press
The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling
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The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of complementary and integrative health (CIH) use among adults with a racial/ethnic minority background and a mental illness. A secondary data analysis of 2017 National Health Interview Survey (N = 793) was conducted using chi-square, multivariate logistic regression, and multinomial logistic regression. Overall, Black/African Americans and Hispanic/Latinx groups remained the least proportional of CIH therapies utilization. Being a male, Black/African American or Latinx/Hispanic and had work experience were predictors of the least use of the CIH therapies. Research is needed to bridge the gaps on the CIH use among a racial/ethnic minority with mental illness and to enhance the equitable and collaborative mental health care in the community.
Ong, Lee Za; Callender, Karisse A.; Blalock, Kacie M.; and Holzbauer, Jerome J., "Racial, Ethnic Differences in Complementary and Integrative Health Use Among Adults with Mental Illness: Results from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey" (2021). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 570.