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Clinical Trials: Complementary & Alternative Medicine


Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
The purpose of this study is to help improve our understanding of when and why adolescents decide to use alternative and complimentary medicines, and to understand factors that lead to better communication between youth and their clinicians. Read More
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2006
Source: Oslo University Hospital
The purpose of this study is to investigate the proportion of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition, the reason for, and satisfaction with use of CAM. Read More
Last Updated: 29 Jan 2012
Source: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
RATIONALE: Increasing knowledge about the complementary or alternative medicine practices used by women who are at increased risk for breast cancer may provide useful information for planning breast-cancer-prevention strategies. PURPOSE: Clinical trial to determine how many women who are at increased risk for breast cancer use complementary or alternative medicine. Read More
Last Updated: 27 Mar 2012
Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
The purpose of this study is to examine complementary and alternative medicine use among older Mexican Americans and to determine how this use influences physical, functional, and mental health. Read More
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2006
Source: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
This study was a survey to determine the frequency of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in patients recently diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer who were starting radiation therapy. The survey was repeated at three time points to assess changes in CAM use over time. Read More
Last Updated: 28 Oct 2015
Source: University of California, Irvine
Patient survey identifying key elements of patient experience and decision-making processes regarding attendance University of California, Irvine (UCI)'s Integrative Medicine Clinic. Read More
Last Updated: 13 Oct 2010
Source: Northwestern University
This study is to assess the practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for skin related conditions among patients in the Primary Care and Dermatology clinics. Read More
Last Updated: 12 May 2015
Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
The purpose of this study is to examine socio-cultural factors of women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The effects of socioeconomic status, social networks and acculturation on CAM use will be assessed among white, African-, Mexican-, and Chinese-American women. Read More
Last Updated: 25 Feb 2007
Source: Göteborg University
This is an observational study aiming to study the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) drugs and methods among patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, at Rheumatology clinics in western Sweden and also to investigate possible associations between CAM using habits and other characteristics of the patients. Read More
Last Updated: 17 Apr 2008
Source: University of California, Los Angeles
The investigators are inviting people with fibromyalgia, IBS, interstitial cystitis, chronic pain, and other chronic and recurring conditions to sign up and participate in a year-long Internet-based survey to study the effectiveness of alternative medicine and the interactions among stress and coping, pain, and treatment outcomes. The survey is called PROCAIM, which stands for Patient-Reported Outcomes from Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative ... Read More
Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014
Source: Allina Health System
The proposed study has 3 aims: 1) quantitatively describe a model for delivering complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to understand the selection of patients and CAM therapies used for pain management, 2) examine the effects of selected CAM therapies on immediate change in pain, and 3) examine the effects of selected CAM therapies on duration of pain change. Positive results from this study will assist hospitals in the integration of usual ... Read More
Last Updated: 08 Jan 2017
Source: Bastyr University
This is a prospective, observational study designed to describe disease progression, symptom change, quality of life, diet and lifestyle habits, and frequency of adverse events among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In addition to describing the patterns of CAM use, this study will also identify and describe the positive deviants, those individuals with the highest quality of life and least amount of ... Read More
Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015
Source: VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
In this protocol, the investigators proposed to assess the Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) usage patterns in a Veteran population using a CAM survey developed by Dr. Hernandez and colleagues. This survey, the Complementary, Alternative and Conventional Medicines Attitudes Scale (CACMAS), is a brief, self-report questionnaire that assesses medical use patterns, as well as attitudes about medical treatment and the relationship among these. The CACMAS ... Read More
Last Updated: 24 Nov 2014
Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
This study will investigate the use of Reiki, an energy-based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) intervention, as an approach to improve well-being for patients with advanced AIDS, and evaluate its effects on dimensions of well-being and quality of life. Read More
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2006
Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
The mission of the Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders (ORCCAMIND) is to facilitate research and education on the effectiveness and mechanisms of action of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in the treatment of neurological disorders. The integration of conventional medicine and CAM communities is critical for the success of ORCCAMIND. Thus, ORCCAMIND is composed of six institutions: Oregon ... Read More
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2006
Source: Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine
This study investigates the effect of hospital-based intensive non-surgical treatment in musculoskeletal patients admitted to an integrated hospital that offers both complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and conventional medicine treatment. Read More
Last Updated: 07 Jan 2015
Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
The purpose of this study is to identify the types of and frequency of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) strategies among low-income Caucasian and African American adults with persistent asthma. The overall goal is to collect data that will increase understanding of health beliefs and behaviors in people with low-income backgrounds so that studies can be created that may help modify and improve patients' symptoms of asthma. Read More
Last Updated: 10 Aug 2008
Source: Universität Duisburg-Essen
Despite the long tradition of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies there are hardly any interventional trials on type 2 diabetes mellitus. Hence this pilot study aims to investigate the influence of a two weeks integrative inpatient therapy on the quality of life in 50 patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy. Integrative treatment includes aspects of conventional and traditional European and Chinese medicine, mind-body medicine, ... Read More
Last Updated: 15 Jul 2012
Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of a multimodality Vedic Medicine treatment protocol for the management of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Read More
Last Updated: 13 Apr 2015
Source: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Primary Objective: · The primary objective is to estimate the prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with advanced malignancies who are seen in the Phase I clinic at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). Secondary Objective: · Examine the association between prevalence of CAM use and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics (age, gender, race, income, and education level), participation in a phase I ... Read More
Last Updated: 05 Apr 2016
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