Socioeconomic Influences on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Cancer Treatment
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00087932|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 16, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2006
|Condition or disease|
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.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Observational Model:||Defined Population|
|Observational Model:||Natural History|
|Official Title:||Socioeconomic Diversity of CAM Integration in Oncology|
|Study Start Date :||September 2001|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2003|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00087932
|United States, Michigan|
|Assarian Cancer Center|
|Novi, Michigan, United States, 48374|
|Principal Investigator:||June L. Chan, MD||University of Michigan|