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Table 6 Patients' perspectives on the effectiveness of integrative Chinese and Western medicine (N = 786)

From: Cancer patients' attitudes towards Chinese medicine: a Hong Kong survey

Variables Western medicine
n(%)
Chinese medicine n(%) Integrative Chinese and Western medicine
n(%)
        Total 347(44.15%) 13((1.65%) 426(54.2%)
Progression suppress 235(67.7%) 9(69.2%) 259(60.8%)
Relieve the symptoms 83(23.9%) 10(76.9%) 245(57.5%)
Reduce dosage of western medicine 64(15%)
Sufficient psychological support 103(29.7%) 3(23.1%) 159(37.3%)
Sufficient evidence 185(53.4%) 2(15.4%)
Promote the quality of life 103(29.7%) 8(61.5%) 206(48.4%)
Western medicine fails to suppress the progression 7(53%) 109(25.6%)
Chinese medicine fails to suppress the progression 77(18.1%)