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Factors Associated with Discontinuation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Korean Cancer Patients

Authors
 So Young Kim  ;  Kyung Sook Kim  ;  Jong Hyock Park  ;  Ji-Yeon Shin  ;  Sung Kyeong Kim  ;  Jae Hyun Park  ;  Eun Cheol Park  ;  Hong Gwan Seo 
Citation
 ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, Vol.14(1) : 225-230, 2013 
Journal Title
 ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION 
ISSN
 1513-7368 
Issue Date
2013
MeSH
Attitude of Health Personnel ; Complementary Therapies/adverse effects ; Complementary Therapies/economics ; Complementary Therapies/utilization* ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Female ; Health Care Costs ; Health Care Surveys ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Multivariate Analysis ; Neoplasms/pathology ; Neoplasms/therapy* ; Odds Ratio ; Patient Compliance* ; Patient Satisfaction* ; Republic of Korea ; Time Factors
Keywords
Attitude of Health Personnel ; Complementary Therapies/adverse effects ; Complementary Therapies/economics ; Complementary Therapies/utilization* ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Female ; Health Care Costs ; Health Care Surveys ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Multivariate Analysis ; Neoplasms/pathology ; Neoplasms/therapy* ; Odds Ratio ; Patient Compliance* ; Patient Satisfaction* ; Republic of Korea ; Time Factors
Abstract
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine patient characteristics and other factors associated with discontinuation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among cancer patients in Korea. Methods: A national, multicenter, cross-sectional survey of cancer patients was performed in which 674 of 2,661 patients were analyzed for their use of CAM after cancer diagnosis. Multiple logistic regression was used to identify the factors related to CAM discontinuation. Results: Among the surveyed cancer patients, 25.3% (674 of 2,661) had used CAM, whereas 38.3% (258 of 674) of those with CAM experience had discontinued CAM therapy. The most frequently used form of CAM was herbs (43.5%). The major reasons for the discontinuation of CAM included absence of effects (23.9%), financial burden (22.9%), and physician opposition (13.7%). Other factors associated with the discontinuation of CAM included metastatic cancer (OR = 2.06), a long duration of cancer treatment (OR = 3.34), dissatisfaction (OR = 4.34), and side effects (OR = 4.23) of CAM therapy. Conclusions: For cancer patients to correctly employ CAM therapy, increase their satisfaction, and reduce their side effects, efforts should be made to analyze the cost effectiveness of CAM, and valid information must be provided to physicians and cancer patients.
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DOI
10.7314/APJCP.2013.14.1.225
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/86607
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