- •23% of older adults in the study used CAM, consistent with results from previous nationally representative samples.
- •Baby boomers were more likely than pre-boomers to report using CAM and among CAM users reported using more CAM modalities.
- •Prayer and spiritual practices was the only type of CAM modality used more by pre-boomers. This is consistent with research to date regarding prayer and aging.
- •Baby boomers' continued use of CAM for mental health care will necessitate a shift in our current models of care to older patients.
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