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Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with gynecological cancers in Europe
School of Nursing, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Department of Education, Institute for Oncology and Radiology, Belgrade, Serbia.
Greek Oncology Nursing Society, Athens, Greece.
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2006 (English)In: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, ISSN 1048-891X, E-ISSN 1525-1438, Vol. 16, no Suppl. 1, 219-224 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) specifically in women with gynecological cancer. The design of the study was of a descriptive cross-sectional survey using a 27-item questionnaire. The study was conducted in 11 countries in Europe as part of a larger project. Data were available from 72 gynecological cancer patients. Among the participants, 40.3% used CAM after the diagnosis with cancer. The most popular CAM modalities used were herbal medicine (34.5%), relaxation techniques (21.4%), and vitamins/minerals (20.7%). A very high level of satisfaction with CAM use was reported. Patients used CAM to increase the body's ability to fight the cancer or to improve physical and emotional well-being. The main sources of information about CAM were informal (friends/ family or the media). It is important to discuss CAM use with gynecological cancer patients, as they frequently use it and such use may have implications for clinical practice.

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006. Vol. 16, no Suppl. 1, 219-224 p.
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alternative medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, gynecological cancer
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-7074DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1438.2006.00309.xISI: 000236269900035PubMedID: 16515594Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33645362741OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-7074DiVA: diva2:601368
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