Examples of medical conditions in this group:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Osteoathritis
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma

This category is the most diverse and covers a range of conditions from infectious illnesses to heart diseases. It also includes conditions that cannot be classified in other categories such as osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis, traumatic, etc.), diabetes, glaucoma (Whiting et al., 2015), HIV/AIDS, obesity, etc. There is some evidence for symptom-treatment of these illnesses, especially for pain management. Furthermore, it has low to moderate grade evidence for nausea, vomiting and appetite control associated with HIV/AIDS (Beal et al., 1995Ellis et al., 2009).