Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM) Used by Women With Female-specific cancers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159191
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Presentation
Title:
Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM) Used by Women With Female-specific cancers
Abstract:
Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM) Used by Women With Female-specific cancers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Eschiti, Valerie, RN, MSN, CHTP, AHN-BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Oklahoma
Contact Address:Nursing, Oklahoma City, OK, 73190, USA
A gap exists in knowledge of CAM use by women with female-specific cancers, particularly among minorities. Nurses need to know about CAM use to develop culturally appropriate interventions identified in the Healthy People 2010 goals to eliminate health care disparities. Study purposes are to: describe personal factors and CAM use of women with female-specific cancers, determine which personal factors predict CAM use, and test the ability of a Health Promotion-based exploratory model to predict CAM use by these women. The hypotheses are as follows: 1. Women who use CAM differ in personal factors from those who do not. 2. Women with different types of female specific cancers (breast, cervical, ovarian, and uterine) differ in their use of CAM. 3. CAM use by women with female specific cancers is predicted by biological factors (younger age, decreased comorbidities, and increased disability), sociocultural factors (being married, higher education, higher income, Non-Hispanic White, and having insurance), and psychological factors (psychological distress, presence of depression/anxiety, and perceived health status. A retrospective, cross-sectional design is used for this secondary data analysis of the National Health Interview dataset. A predictive modeling approach is used to estimate the odds of personal factors in predicting CAM use. SPSS 11.5 is used for calculating frequencies, percentages, and medians. For weighted estimates, including chi square, Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA, and logistic regression, Stata 9.0 is used. A 95% confidence interval is used to test hypotheses. In a pilot study, 725 women reported having at least one of four types of female-specific cancers (breast, n = 371; cervical, n = 196; uterine, n = 135; and ovarian, n = 57). Of these women, 574 (79.2%) used at least one CAM therapy (range = 1-15). Data analysis for the complete dissertation study is underway and is expected to be completed by December 2006.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComplementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM) Used by Women With Female-specific cancersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159191-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM) Used by Women With Female-specific cancers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Eschiti, Valerie, RN, MSN, CHTP, AHN-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Oklahoma</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing, Oklahoma City, OK, 73190, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">valerie-eschiti@ouhsc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A gap exists in knowledge of CAM use by women with female-specific cancers, particularly among minorities. Nurses need to know about CAM use to develop culturally appropriate interventions identified in the Healthy People 2010 goals to eliminate health care disparities. Study purposes are to: describe personal factors and CAM use of women with female-specific cancers, determine which personal factors predict CAM use, and test the ability of a Health Promotion-based exploratory model to predict CAM use by these women. The hypotheses are as follows: 1. Women who use CAM differ in personal factors from those who do not. 2. Women with different types of female specific cancers (breast, cervical, ovarian, and uterine) differ in their use of CAM. 3. CAM use by women with female specific cancers is predicted by biological factors (younger age, decreased comorbidities, and increased disability), sociocultural factors (being married, higher education, higher income, Non-Hispanic White, and having insurance), and psychological factors (psychological distress, presence of depression/anxiety, and perceived health status. A retrospective, cross-sectional design is used for this secondary data analysis of the National Health Interview dataset. A predictive modeling approach is used to estimate the odds of personal factors in predicting CAM use. SPSS 11.5 is used for calculating frequencies, percentages, and medians. For weighted estimates, including chi square, Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA, and logistic regression, Stata 9.0 is used. A 95% confidence interval is used to test hypotheses. In a pilot study, 725 women reported having at least one of four types of female-specific cancers (breast, n = 371; cervical, n = 196; uterine, n = 135; and ovarian, n = 57). Of these women, 574 (79.2%) used at least one CAM therapy (range = 1-15). Data analysis for the complete dissertation study is underway and is expected to be completed by December 2006.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:47:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:47:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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