Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Older Mexican Americans

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00084110
First received: June 7, 2004
Last updated: August 17, 2006
Last verified: August 2006
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine complementary and alternative medicine use among older Mexican Americans and to determine how this use influences physical, functional, and mental health.


Condition
Arthritis
Diabetes Mellitus
Fractures
Hypertension
Depression
Urinary Incontinence

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Complementary Alternative Medicine

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

Estimated Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: August 1993
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2000
Detailed Description:

Alternative medicine has received increasing attention from both the scientific and public communities. While the majority of current alternative medicine use is the result of interest in replacing or augmenting formal medical treatments, several cultures have long-standing traditions of herbal medicine use, particularly among older, more traditional members. Research in this area has been limited primarily to small-scale studies that identify herbal remedies popular in specific cultures. This study observes older Mexican Americans because a substantial proportion of this population continue to utilize traditional herbal remedies in their everyday life.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mexican American

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to complete survey questionnaire
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00084110

Locations
United States, Texas
Jose A. Loera
Galveston, Texas, United States, 77555-0460
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00084110     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K08 AT000722-03
Study First Received: June 7, 2004
Last Updated: August 17, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):
Aged
Mexican Americans
Complementary Therapies

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Diabetes Mellitus
Fractures, Bone
Hypertension
Urinary Incontinence
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014