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Women's Use of Alternative Medicine: A Multiethnic Study

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00067249
First Posted: August 15, 2003
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2007
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  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
Time Perspective: Retrospective

Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes 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 (NCT number): NCT00067249


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Fredi Kronenberg, PhD Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Columbia University
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00067249     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F31AT001401-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: August 13, 2003
First Posted: August 15, 2003
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2007
Last Verified: February 2007

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Heart Diseases
Osteoporosis
Headache
Urinary Tract Infections
Leiomyoma
Myofibroma
Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Infection
Urologic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Vascular Diseases