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The association of complementary alternative medicine use with anxiety, depression and quality of life in Turkish cancer patients

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dc.contributor.author Tarhan, O.
dc.contributor.author Alacacioglu, A.
dc.contributor.author Somali, I.
dc.contributor.author Sipahi, H.
dc.contributor.author Zencir, M.
dc.contributor.author Erten, C.
dc.contributor.author Dirioz, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T12:02:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T12:02:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 1428-2526
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/11499/5749
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.5114/wo.2011.25655
dc.description.abstract Aim of the study: The purpose of this study is to investigate the complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) usage and the factors affecting this among cancer patients in the western region of Turkey. 220 adult cancer patients participated in the study and 93 patients (42.3%) were found to use at least one CAM method. Material and methods: Our study was done by face-to-face communication in a university hospital, in Turkey. Oncology patients' primary diseases, sociodemographic characteristics, complementary alternative medicine usage, psychological conditions and quality of life were evaluated with proper psychological scales. Patients using and not using CAM were compared with respect to Beck Depression, State Trait Anxiety and Beck Hopelessness scores. No statistically significant difference was detected between/among the groups in BDI (12.0 ±8.4, 11.9 ±8.7, p = 0.96), BHS (5.5 ±4.9, 4.8 ±4.4, p = 0.27) or STAI (43.7 ±8.0, 44.3 ±8.2, p = 0.64) scores. Patients using and not using CAM were compared with respect to WHOQOL-BREF quality of life scores. There was no statistically significant difference between/among the groups in WHOQOL-BREF sub-group scores (physical, psychological, social relations, environment, standardized by culture (environment), general health). Results: Nearly half of the patients (42.3%) in this region were found to be using at least one of the CAM methods. The patients mostly preferred herbal methods, with the leading product being stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). The severity of disease (recurrence and dissemination) and patients' knowledge of the diagnoses were the most important factors affecting the CAM usage. Conclusions: The usage of CAM by oncology patients and the effects of CAM on the present medication prescribed by oncology practitioners must be remembered when they are admitted to polyclinics. Also it must be known that patients with advanced stage and patients with recurrence are more likely to use complementary alternative medications than early stage patients. Therefore oncology patients must be informed about CAM besides their clinical situations. At least physicians should give answers about the CAM to their patients. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Wspolczesna Onkologia en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Anxiety en_US
dc.subject Cancer patients en_US
dc.subject Complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.subject Quality of life en_US
dc.subject herbaceous agent en_US
dc.subject adult en_US
dc.subject aged en_US
dc.subject alternative medicine en_US
dc.subject anxiety en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.subject Beck Depression Inventory en_US
dc.subject Beck Hopelessness Scale en_US
dc.subject cancer invasion en_US
dc.subject cancer patient en_US
dc.subject cancer recurrence en_US
dc.subject cultural factor en_US
dc.subject depression en_US
dc.subject disease severity en_US
dc.subject environmental factor en_US
dc.subject female en_US
dc.subject health care utilization en_US
dc.subject health status en_US
dc.subject herbal medicine en_US
dc.subject honey en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject human relation en_US
dc.subject knowledge en_US
dc.subject major clinical study en_US
dc.subject male en_US
dc.subject patient attitude en_US
dc.subject physical capacity en_US
dc.subject psychological well being en_US
dc.subject quality of life en_US
dc.subject State Trait Anxiety Inventory en_US
dc.subject Turkey (republic) en_US
dc.subject university hospital en_US
dc.subject Urtica dioica en_US
dc.subject utilization review en_US
dc.title The association of complementary alternative medicine use with anxiety, depression and quality of life in Turkish cancer patients en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.volume 15 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 5 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 274
dc.identifier.startpage 274 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 278 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5114/wo.2011.25655
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı en_US
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-82555194514 en_US
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000297526000004 en_US

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