Interest in using complementary therapies among distressed cancer patients in clinics affiliated with Montefiore hospitals from 2008 to 2012
Conclusions: Cancer patients with severe distress were more likely to use complementary medicine compared to those mildly or moderately distressed. Further studies are needed to know whether cancer patients with severe distress may benefit from extra layer of counseling.
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). Compare interest in CAM by cancer patient son the basis of their distress level.
Keyword(s): Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Cancer
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I earned medicine degree from India and then completed MPH from City University of New York .I did research on use of complmentary medicine duirng my internship at Albert Einstein College of medicine.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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