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Socioeconomic Influences on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Cancer Treatment

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00087932
First Posted: July 16, 2004
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2006
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether differences in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are influenced by the socioeconomic status and ethnicity of cancer patients.

Condition
Neoplasms

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Socioeconomic Diversity of CAM Integration in Oncology

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

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: September 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2003
Detailed Description:

The use of CAM is common among patients with cancer. However, there may be differences in participation, treatment preferences, and quality of life that are influenced by socioeconomic factors and ethnicity. This study will compare two distinct socioeconomic groups to determine differences in CAM use.

Participants in this study will complete a questionnaire regarding demographics, socioeconomic status, disease specifics, and facilitators and barriers to CAM use. Participation in an introductory seminar and in various CAM programs will be monitored. Participants will also complete a quality of life scale that will provide insight into the way different populations perceive and use CAM and will identify potential obstacles to integrating CAM into other cancer treatment programs.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Able to read and understand English
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00087932


Locations
United States, Michigan
Assarian Cancer Center
Novi, Michigan, United States, 48374
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: June L. Chan, MD University of Michigan
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00087932     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21AT000880 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: July 15, 2004
First Posted: July 16, 2004
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2006
Last Verified: August 2006

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
Complementary Therapies