Factors Associated with Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Women with Breast and Gynecologic Cancer in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155160
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Presentation
Title:
Factors Associated with Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Women with Breast and Gynecologic Cancer in Taiwan
Abstract:
Factors Associated with Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Women with Breast and Gynecologic Cancer in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Wei, Fang-Chun, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Co-Authors:Li-Yin Chien, ScD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Taiwan has a two-tiered medical system including modern medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Use of TCM is very popular in cancer sufferers, but few studies examined factors associated with this phenomenon. This study applied a cross-sectional design. The inclusion criteria were women who had cervical cancer, breast cancer and ovary cancer for more than 1 year, and women who received modern medical treatment during the past year. TCM group was defined as receiving TCM prescribed by a qualified TCM doctor for more than 2 months during the past year. Women who did not meet the criteria of TCM group were in the Modern medicine group (MM). The study participants were 216 women, with 101 in the TCM group, and 115 in the MM group. A face-to-face interview with structured questionnaires was conducted. The study variables included socio-demographics, disease characteristics; prior experiences in seeking medical care, and health locus of control. Data analyses were performed using binary logistic regression. The results showed that TCM group were more likely to report external health control by significant others than the MM group (OR=1.12; 95% CI: 1.03-1.2). TCM group were more likely to have consulted their oncologists about TCM use (OR=37.1, 95% CI: 3.7-311.9). TCM group were more likely to report that their friends/relatives agreed their use of TCM (OR=17.6, 95% CI: 5.6-55.7). These factors account for 41% of the model variances. This study found that use of TCM among women with breast and gynecologic cancer is influenced by their friends/relatives and health care providers. Health professionals should understand treatment expectations of women with cancer and their family members. Information regarding different treatment options need to be provided in order to support women choosing treatment method that meets their needs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Associated with Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Women with Breast and Gynecologic Cancer in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155160-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Associated with Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Women with Breast and Gynecologic Cancer in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wei, Fang-Chun, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Taichung Veterans General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wafuch@vghtc.gov.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Li-Yin Chien, ScD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Taiwan has a two-tiered medical system including modern medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Use of TCM is very popular in cancer sufferers, but few studies examined factors associated with this phenomenon. This study applied a cross-sectional design. The inclusion criteria were women who had cervical cancer, breast cancer and ovary cancer for more than 1 year, and women who received modern medical treatment during the past year. TCM group was defined as receiving TCM prescribed by a qualified TCM doctor for more than 2 months during the past year. Women who did not meet the criteria of TCM group were in the Modern medicine group (MM). The study participants were 216 women, with 101 in the TCM group, and 115 in the MM group. A face-to-face interview with structured questionnaires was conducted. The study variables included socio-demographics, disease characteristics; prior experiences in seeking medical care, and health locus of control. Data analyses were performed using binary logistic regression. The results showed that TCM group were more likely to report external health control by significant others than the MM group (OR=1.12; 95% CI: 1.03-1.2). TCM group were more likely to have consulted their oncologists about TCM use (OR=37.1, 95% CI: 3.7-311.9). TCM group were more likely to report that their friends/relatives agreed their use of TCM (OR=17.6, 95% CI: 5.6-55.7). These factors account for 41% of the model variances. This study found that use of TCM among women with breast and gynecologic cancer is influenced by their friends/relatives and health care providers. Health professionals should understand treatment expectations of women with cancer and their family members. Information regarding different treatment options need to be provided in order to support women choosing treatment method that meets their needs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:35:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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