Women's Use of Alternative Medicine: A Multiethnic Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00067249
First received: August 13, 2003
Last updated: February 26, 2007
Last verified: February 2007
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine socio-cultural factors of women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The effects of socioeconomic status, social networks and acculturation on CAM use will be assessed among white, African-, Mexican-, and Chinese-American women.


Condition
Uterine Fibroids
Osteoporosis
Urinary Tract Infection
High Blood Pressure
Heart Disease
Arthritis
Depression
Headaches

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Allocation: Random Sample
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):

Estimated Enrollment: 3200
Study Start Date: April 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2001
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

Experienced one or more of the following health conditions within the last year:

  • pregnancy related symptoms
  • menopausal related symptoms
  • headaches
  • back pain
  • osteoporosis
  • cancer
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • heart disease
  • joint pain/arthritis
  • insomnia
  • uterine fibroids
  • urinary tract infection
  • vaginal tract infection
  • medically diagnosed depression
  • menstrual symptoms
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00067249

Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Fredi Kronenberg, PhD Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Columbia University
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00067249     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F31 AT001401-01
Study First Received: August 13, 2003
Last Updated: February 26, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):
Race
Ethnicity
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Women's health
Social determinants of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Depression
Osteoporosis
Urinary Tract Infections
Leiomyoma
Myofibroma
Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Infection
Urologic Diseases
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Diseases
Vascular Diseases

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