Online Program

Mixed methods approach to integrative research

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Carla Wilson, PhD, DAOM, L.Ac., Doctoral Studies and Research Department, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Anal cancer is a growing public health concern for immunocompromised people. The mainstay of treatment is based on ablative therapy particularly cold knife surgical removal and/or fulguration of the affected area. This study is a 60-week, randomized placebo-controlled trial of a Chinese topical herbal medicine cream in 56 participants (28 in each arm) at the University of California at San Francisco Cancer Research Center. A mixed methods approach was used in the project. In this study we are working to develop the model of interpreting HSIL, especially with HIV co-infection, according to Chinese traditional diagnoses in order to gain experience integrating the Western and Eastern approaches. The inclusion of qualitative research methods bring the lived experience of the research participants into the analysis of the outcomes of this research project. This presentation explores the outcomes of the qualitative data.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify characteristics that differentiate quantitative and qualitative research Discuss mixed methods research. Identify how the nature of mixed methods research might lead CAM practitioners to consider using a mixed methods research design in ACHP.

Keyword(s): Research, Alternative Medicine/Therapies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am teacher in the field of CAM, researcher and practitioner.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.