Kendall Kroesen

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate barriers to Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS) measurement of adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy in an HIV clinic. DESIGN Descriptive, cross-sectional study measured MEMS adherence to one antiretroviral for one month. SETTING HIV clinic in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-four men on a(More)
BACKGROUND Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is growing quickly in the USA, prompting hypotheses about why people turn to CAM. One reason for increasing use of CAM modalities may be dissatisfaction with the conventional care system. However, recent studies suggest that dissatisfaction is not a major factor. OBJECTIVES This paper provides(More)
BACKGROUND Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and expenditures are on the rise in the United States. Although civilian users of CAM have been well described, little is known about military veteran users of CAM. OBJECTIVE To describe military veteran CAM users in the southwestern United States. METHODS The study population comprised 508(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the substantive literature from survey research that has accumulated on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States and elsewhere, very little research has been done to assess conceptual domains that CAM and conventional providers would emphasize in CAM survey studies. The objective of this study is to describe and(More)
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