Complementary and alternative medicine practitioner consultations among those who have or have had cancer in a Norwegian total population (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study): prevalence, socio-demographics and health perceptions

Steinsbekk, A., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D. and Johnsen, R. (2010) Complementary and alternative medicine practitioner consultations among those who have or have had cancer in a Norwegian total population (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study): prevalence, socio-demographics and health perceptions. European Journal of Cancer Care, 19 3: 346-351. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2354.2008.01049.x


Author Steinsbekk, A.
Adams, J.
Sibbritt, D.
Johnsen, R.
Title Complementary and alternative medicine practitioner consultations among those who have or have had cancer in a Norwegian total population (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study): prevalence, socio-demographics and health perceptions
Journal name European Journal of Cancer Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0961-5423
1078-8186
Publication date 2010-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2008.01049.x
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 346
End page 351
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The aim of the study was to identify the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners among current and previous cancer patients in a total population. A secondary analysis of data from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (otherwise known as the HUNT 2 Study) – a total population survey conducted in central Norway – was undertaken. Analysis focused upon the response of 1406 individuals who reported to have or have had cancer and who answered a question on visits to CAM practitioners. The study identified 16.1% of respondents had visited a CAM practitioner in the prior 12 months compared with 12.8% in the total population, and the likelihood of consulting a CAM practitioner was significantly increased among those who had a university degree, who reported a lower perceived global health and who had experienced a health complaint during the last 12 months. Complementary and alternative medicine practitioner consultations among individuals with a previous or current malignant disease were highest for those with poor self-reported health status and with a recent health complaint. From the socio-demographic variables studied only the reporting of a university degree was significantly associated with higher CAM practitioner use. © 2009 The Authors Journal compilation © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Keyword Complementary and alternative medicine
Norway
Homeopathy
Chiropractic
Population
Neoplasm
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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