Complementary and Alternative Medical Trends: A Patient Survey in a University Based Clinic

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2010 by University of California, Irvine.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
University of California, Irvine Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2009
Last updated: October 14, 2010
Last verified: October 2010
Patient survey identifying key elements of patient experience and decision-making processes regarding attendance University of California, Irvine (UCI)'s Integrative Medicine Clinic.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapy Trends: A Patient Survey in a University Based Clinic

Further study details as provided by University of California, Irvine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Why People Chose Complementary and Alternative Therapies [ Time Frame: Post-care ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 33
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Patient survey to determine why patients come to UCI's integrative medicine clinic, whether they would prefer we accept insurance coverage, and what therapies they are using.

Ages Eligible for Study:   41 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
14 male, 19 female white non-Hispanic, college educated over the age of 41

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients 41 years of age or older
  • English speaking
  • Ability to provide informed consent
  • Patient at Gottschalk Medical Plaza Integrative Medical Clinic
  • Ability to complete survey

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient less than 41 years of age
  • Inability to speak English
  • Patient unable to provide informed consent
  • Patient not being seen at Gottschalk medical Plaza Integrative Medical Clinic
  • Incomplete survey
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00894491

United States, California
UCI Samueli Center Clinic Recruiting
Newport Beach, California, United States, 926660
Contact: Wadie Najm, MD    949-757-0443      
Contact: Christine Nygencuu    949-757-0443      
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator: John Longhurst, M.D., Ph.D. UC Irvine School of Medicine
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: John Longhurst, MD, PhD, Dept of Medicine, University of California Irvine Identifier: NCT00894491     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-4872
Study First Received: May 5, 2009
Last Updated: October 14, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Irvine:
alternative medicine
complementary medicine
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