Indo adult cam

30-Sep-2017 18:13

CAM was used mainly because of a desire to try anything that might help (67.6%), followed by it being congruent with the patients’ beliefs (59.1%).

Patients knew about CAM mainly through friends (69.3%) and family (69.3%).

The prevalence of CAM use among a sample of 350 cancer patients was 39.1% (39.6% for breast cancer, 44.4% for prostate cancer, 37% for ovarian cancer, and 38.7% for colon cancer patients).

Herbs were the most common type of CAM used (93.4%), followed by spiritual therapy (73.7%).

Medicinal herbs and spiritual therapy are commonly used among cancer patients because of perceived benefits and satisfaction.

CAM use is more prevalent among females, Indo-Trinidadians, and patients aged 41–50 years old. More than one type of CAM is commonly used simultaneously without disclosure to health care providers.

Most patients were generally satisfied (93.6%) and considered CAM helpful (89.8%), but the majority never informed their health care provider of CAM use (78.8%).

Patients reported the simultaneous use of more than one type of CAM, without considering or knowing of possible side-effects.

CAM usage is based largely on perceived benefits, which have given hope to many patients to accomplish wellness and improved quality of life, but little thought is spent on the multitude of interactions that may result.

However, the CAM use and practices among cancer patients in Trinidad and Tobago are unknown.

This study therefore explored the prevalence, patterns, and perceived value of CAM among adult cancer patients in Trinidad and Tobago.] reported 67% of physicians agreed that some CAM therapies hold promise for the treatment of symptoms, conditions, and diseases.

The sample size required for adequate power was 384, based on a 5% margin of error.

Inclusion criteria were age 18 years, the absence of confusion (i.e., no cognitive or behavioural problems) and communication problems, and informed consent to participate in the study.

CAM usage is based largely on perceived benefits, which have given hope to many patients to accomplish wellness and improved quality of life, but little thought is spent on the multitude of interactions that may result.

However, the CAM use and practices among cancer patients in Trinidad and Tobago are unknown.

This study therefore explored the prevalence, patterns, and perceived value of CAM among adult cancer patients in Trinidad and Tobago.] reported 67% of physicians agreed that some CAM therapies hold promise for the treatment of symptoms, conditions, and diseases.

The sample size required for adequate power was 384, based on a 5% margin of error.

Inclusion criteria were age 18 years, the absence of confusion (i.e., no cognitive or behavioural problems) and communication problems, and informed consent to participate in the study.

This study explored the prevalence, patterns, and perceived value of CAM among cancer patients.