[Use of alternative medicine in oncology patients].

  title={[Use of alternative medicine in oncology patients].},
  author={Axel A G Grothey and J D{\"u}ppe and Annette Hasenburg and Rudolf Voigtmann},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={123 31-32},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Up to 60% of all oncological patients use methods of alternative medicine in the course of their illness. In earlier blinded studies demographic characteristics and the patients' motives of using alternative medicine had been recorded, but a correlation with individual illnesses had not been possible. PATIENTS AND METHODS 142 patients of a oncological outpatient clinic gave their experience with alternative medicine in interviews and non-blinded questionnaires, 103 of… CONTINUE READING

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