Johanna Hök

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BACKGROUND While the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among cancer patients is common and widespread, levels of commitment to CAM vary. "Committed" CAM use is important to investigate, as it may be associated with elevated risks and benefits, and may affect use of biomedically-oriented health care (BHC). Multiple methodological approaches(More)
UNLABELLED Little is known about relationships between quality of care (QoC) and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among patients with lung cancer (LC). PURPOSE This study examines CAM-use among patients with LC in Sweden, associations between QoC and CAM-use among these patients, and reported aspects of LC-care perceived as particularly(More)
Although little is know about the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among cancer patients in Sweden, European research which includes Sweden shows that an average of 39% of cancer patients report CAM use. AIMS: The overall aim of this thesis is to explore perspectives on CAM use among individuals with cancer in connection to reported(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aims to review the legal and regulatory status of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the 27 European Union (EU) member states and 12 associated states, and at the EU/European Economic Association (EEA) level. METHODS Contact was established with national Ministries of Health, Law or Education, members of national and(More)
Rather than using different therapies in isolation, many cancer patients use different therapies in a complementary fashion. Little research to date has given attention to individuals' experiences of the combined use of biomedically oriented health care (BHC) and complementary and alternative therapies (CATs). Therefore, this paper examines one individual's(More)
BACKGROUND Although links between exceptional cancer trajectories (ECTs) and complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) have been suggested, most research on ECT uses predefined criteria for ECTs without necessarily including CAM use. Little knowledge can be found about subjective perspectives of ECTs in relation to CAM. OBJECTIVES This Swedish study(More)
BACKGROUND The terms used for defining complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) including the methods, procedures and therapies vary greatly. The task of the CAMbrella working group on terminology was to explore the existing CAM terminologies and to develop a pragmatic definition of CAM that is acceptable Europe-wide. This can then be used to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyse global research and development (R&D) strategies for traditional medicine (TM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) across the world to learn from previous and on-going activities. METHODS 52 representatives within CAMbrella nominated 43 key international stakeholders (individuals and(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Biologically based therapies (BBTs) such as herbal medicines represent the most commonly used type of complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients. There is a paucity of data regarding individuals' motives for starting and continuing use of BBTs in cancer. Our objective is to explore lay perspectives on use of BBTs(More)
PURPOSE To elucidate the meaning of anthroposophic practitioners' conceptualizations of caring for persons living with chronic pain. METHODS Interviews were conducted with 15 practitioners working with rehabilitation of persons with chronic pain at an anthroposophic hospital in Sweden. The interviews were analyzed using a phenomenological hermeneutical(More)