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Title: Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with cancer: a UK survey
Authors: Scott, Julia
Kearney, Nora
Hummerston, Sandra
Molassiotis, Alexander
Contact Email: nora.kearney@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Complementary therapies
alternative therapies
cancer
UK
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Scott J, Kearney N, Hummerston S & Molassiotis A (2005) Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with cancer: a UK survey, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 9 (2), pp. 131-137.
Abstract: Summary Over the past decade Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in the UK has increased dramatically. However, little research appears to exist regarding its use in patients diagnosed with cancer. The study was descriptive using a survey design. Questionnaire data was collected from 127 adult patients with a diagnosis of cancer from both Scotland and England. CAM use was reported by 29% of the sample. The use of relaxation, meditation and the use of medicinal teas were the most frequently used therapies. Findings suggest that CAM use within patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK has increased which has implications for patient and health care professional education.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1293
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14623889
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2005.03.012
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Affiliation: HS UG Regulated - Stirling
HS Research - Stirling
NHS Nottingham City
University of Manchester

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