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

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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.
Author(s)
김형렬최창민Chaeuk ChungChang Dong YeoCheol-Kyu ParkHo Young KimHong In YoonIn-Jae OhJae Myoung NohJoon Young ChoiPublic Relation Committee of tSeung Hun JangWonjun Ji
Issued Date
2021
Type
Article
Keyword
AwarenessComplementary TherapiesCross-sectional StudiesLung NeoplasmsOriginalProspective Studies내과학
DOI
10.4046/trd.2020.0098
URI
https://oak.ulsan.ac.kr/handle/2021.oak/7144
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Publisher
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Location
대한민국
Language
영어
ISSN
1738-3536
Citation Volume
84
Citation Number
2
Citation Start Page
105
Citation End Page
114
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