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Awareness and Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Korean Lung Cancer Patients

Authors
 Joon Young Choi  ;  Wonjun Ji  ;  Chang-Min Choi  ;  Chaeuk Chung  ;  Jae Myoung Noh  ;  Cheol-Kyu Park  ;  In-Jae Oh  ;  Hong In Yoon  ;  Hyeong Ryul Kim  ;  Ho Young Kim  ;  Chang Dong Yeo  ;  Seung Hun Jang 
Citation
 TUBERCULOSIS AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES, Vol.84(2) : 105-114, 2021-04 
Journal Title
TUBERCULOSIS AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES
ISSN
 1738-3536 
Issue Date
2021-04
Keywords
Awareness ; Complementary therapies ; Cross-sectional studies ; Lung neoplasms ; Prospective studies
Abstract
Background: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been used frequently, and its use continues to increase in lung cancer patients, despite insufficient scientific of its efficacy. To investigate this situation, we analyzed the current awareness and use of CAM in Korean lung-cancer patients.

Methods: This prospective survey-based study was performed at seven medical centers in South Korea between August and October 2019. The survey assessed general patient characteristics and the awareness and use of CAM. We analyzed differences in the clinical parameters of patients aware and not aware of CAM and of CAM non-users and users.

Results: Of the 434 patients included in this study, 68.8% responded that they were aware of CAM and 30.9% said they had experienced it. In univariate analysis, the patients aware of CAM were younger with poor performance status, had advanced-stage lung cancer, received more systemic therapy, and received concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT). By multiple logistic regression, younger age, poor performance status, advanced stage, and prior CCRT were identified as independent risk factors for CAM awareness. There were no significant differences in the general characteristics and cancer-associated clinical parameters of CAM non-users and users.

Conclusion: Specific clinical parameters were associated with patients' awareness of CAM, although there were no significantly different characteristics between CAM users and non-users.
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DOI
10.4046/trd.2020.0098
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Radiation Oncology (방사선종양학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Yoon, Hong In(윤홍인) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2106-6856
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/184315
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