کد مقاله کد نشریه سال انتشار مقاله انگلیسی ترجمه فارسی نسخه تمام متن
2649481 1139247 2013 8 صفحه PDF ندارد دانلود رایگان
عنوان انگلیسی مقاله
Using a mixed methods research design to investigate complementary alternative medicine (CAM) use among women with breast cancer in Ireland
ترجمه فارسی عنوان
استفاده از یک طراحی تحقیقاتی روش ترکیبی برای بررسی داروهای جایگزین مکمل (CAM) در میان زنان مبتلا به سرطان پستان در ایرلند
کلمات کلیدی
روش های مختلف؛ سرطان پستان؛ طب مکمل جایگزین؛ ایرلند؛ درمان های تکمیلی
Mixed methods; Breast cancer; Complementary alternative medicine; Ireland; Complementary therapies
موضوعات مرتبط
علوم پزشکی و سلامت پزشکی و دندانپزشکی تومور شناسی
چکیده انگلیسی

AimTo investigate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among women with breast cancer in Ireland using a mixed methods modified sequential explanatory design.MethodsSemi-structured interviews were conducted with oncology professionals (n = 20) and CAM practitioners (n = 20) and this was followed by a survey of 406 women with breast cancer using the ‘Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies Survey’ questionnaire (UCATS) ( Lengacher et al., 2003). Follow up interviews were subsequently undertaken with a subset of this survey sample (n = 31).ResultsOver half of those surveyed (55.7%, n = 226) used some form of CAM since diagnosis. The most frequently used therapies were massage, herbal supplements (including herbs with oestrogenic properties), antioxidants, relaxation, counselling, health supplements, reflexology, reiki and support groups. Dietary interventions were used primarily to reduce symptoms and/or side effects while reduction of psychological stress was the primary reason for use of stress-reducing therapies. Most respondents reported that the CAM therapies they had used were helpful. The qualitative data elaborated on and provided clarification of the survey results.ConclusionsSimilar to international studies, CAM is popular among women with breast cancer in Ireland. As such, the challenge for Irish oncology professionals is to identify low risk CAM therapies that are likely to benefit patients while educating patients and themselves on therapies which may be of concern. This study clearly illustrates the benefits of using a mixed methods approach to enhance our understanding of a complex clinical issue and thus we recommend that this method should be the method of choice when planning health services research.

ناشر
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect (ساینس دایرکت)
Journal: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Volume 17, Issue 4, August 2013, Pages 490–497
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