Use of Alternative Medicine Among Outpatients in Dermatology and Primary Care Clinics
This study is to assess the practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for skin related conditions among patients in the Primary Care and Dermatology clinics.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Use of Alternative Medicine Among Outpatients in Dermatology and Primary Care Clinics|
- Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine usage among patients in the clinics [ Time Frame: 5 minutes to complete survey ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]At the clinic appointment, patients will be given a survey that asks about whether the patient uses complementary and alternative medicine for skin related issues.
- Characteristics of the patients complementary and alternative medicine use [ Time Frame: 5 minutes to complete survey ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Patients who practice complementary and alternative medicine will be asked about what and how they practice their complementary and alternative medicine.
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Dermatology Clinic Patients
Patient attending dermatology clinics
Primary Clinic Patients
Patient attending primary care clinics
This study aims to determine the prevalence and characteristics complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage among Primary Care and Dermatology clinic patients through the use of an anonymous, self-completed written survey. This survey will assess the prevalence and regularity of CAM usage (with and without concurrent use of allopathic therapies), the reasons for CAM usage, perceived success with CAM usage, and socioeconomic status, in both Dermatology and Primary Care patients. We will then compare these elements of CAM usage between the two clinic patient populations.
|Contact: Elizabeth Damstetter, MDemail@example.com|
|United States, Illinois|
|Northwestern University Department of Dermatology||Recruiting|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Contact: Elizabeth Damstetter, MD 312-695-0287 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Marial Colavincenzo, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Peter Lio, MD|