Assessing the role of evidence in patients' evaluation of complementary therapies: a quality study.

@article{Verhoef2007AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the role of evidence in patients' evaluation of complementary therapies: a quality study.},
  author={Marja J. Verhoef and Andrea Mulkins and Linda E Carlson and Robert J. Hilsden and Anna L Kania},
  journal={Integrative cancer therapies},
  year={2007},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={345-53}
}
BACKGROUND Making the decision to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer treatment is difficult in light of the limited available evidence for these treatments. It is unclear how patients use evidence to make these decisions. OBJECTIVES (1) Describe the type of information about CAM that cancer patients use in their decision making; (2) understand why certain types of information about CAM are accepted as evidence by cancer patients; and (3) explore the role of scientific… CONTINUE READING

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