3075.0 Special Topics in Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
This is a poster session that will present topics on alternative and complementary health practices.
Session Objectives: Describe the complementary health practices presented. Discuss how alternative and/or compelementary health practices can benefit a specific population or condition. Explain how complementary practices can be incorporated into standard medical care.

Board 2
Acupuncture and Stress in Persons Living With HIV/AIDS in rural South Carolina: A Qualitative Perspective
Minnjuan Flournoy, PhD (c), Jason R. Jaggers, G. William Lyerly, MS, PhD, Saundra H. Glover, PhD and Gregory A. Hand, PhD MPH
Board 3
Yoga as a stress reduction technique for women
Mary Teresa Quilty, BS, BA, Robert Saper, MD, MPH and Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD
Board 4
Association between health literacy and complementary and alternative medicine use among African-Americans with AIDS
Ashli Owen-Smith, PhDc, SM, Ariela M. Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT and Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD
Board 5
Use of home remedies in coping with arthritis pain among Latino women: Findings from focus groups
Noelia V. Hernandez, MPH Student, Lakshmi Tata, PhD and Chad Cheriel, PhD
Board 7
Are complementary and alternative medicines always cost-effective to the patients? Evidence from a rural setting in south India
Subrata Mukherjee, MA, MPhil, PhD, S. Haddad, MD, PhD, Delampady Narayana, PhD and Gisèle Contreras, MSc
Board 8
Role of spirituality in the use of CAM therapies among adults with chronic diseases in the United States
Crystal Piper, MPH, MHA, PhD, Saundra H. Glover, PhD, Kamala Swayampakala, MSPH, Chinelo Amarachukwu Ogbuanu, MD, MPH, Larrell Wilkinson, MS and Dayna Anne Campbell, MS, PhD (c)
Board 9
Adapting a spa based integrative health and wellness program: A demonstration project in the South Bronx
David Bornstein, MSW, Rainy Dawn Warf, MPH, CHES, Christine Sardo, MPH, RD and Jennifer Cabe, MS

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

Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by: Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, Gerontological Health, Public Health Nursing, Women's Caucus