3290.0 Women and Minority Populations Use of Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM
This session brings together topics about Alternative and Complimentary Health Practices (ACHP) among underrepresented groups. Authors will be discussing details about CAM use among women and minority populations such as: 1) Comparing clinical outcomes of herbal remedies for treating diabetes in Hispanic women; 2) Evaluating differences between women and men in the effectiveness of Qigong-based therapies; 3) Characterizing risks of CAM use among older African-Americans; 4) Determining healthcare disparities in CAM use among minority groups. Please join us for lively discussions around the topic of women and minority health issues related to Alternative and Complementary Health Practices.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe patterns of herbal remedy use among minority women; 2) Assess Qigong efficacy in women; 3) Recognize risks of using CAM among African Americans; 4) Identify social factors in utilizing CAM techniques.

2:30 PM
Alternative and complementary health practices (ACHP) among older urban African Americans
Beverly J. Wolpert, PhD, Priscilla T. Ryder, MPH and Denise Orwig, PhD
3:10 PM
Does Yan Xin Qigong (YXQ) affect men and women differently?
Xin Yan, MD, Hua Shen, Charles Loh, PhD, Jianzhong Shao, MD, Yuhong Yang, PhD, Jun Wang, PhD and Chunling Lu, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Latino Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Community-Based Public Health Caucus