Characteristics of users and implications for the use of complementary and alternative medicine in Ghanaian cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy: a cross- sectional study

@inproceedings{Yarney2013CharacteristicsOU,
  title={Characteristics of users and implications for the use of complementary and alternative medicine in Ghanaian cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy: a cross- sectional study},
  author={Joel Yarney and Andrew Donkor and Samuel Yaw Opoku and Lily Yarney and Isaac Agyeman-Duah and Alice C Abakah and Emmanuel Asampong},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND There is widespread use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Ghana, driven by cultural consideration and paradigm to disease causation. Whether there is concurrent use of conventional medicine and CAM in cancer patients is unknown. This study investigates the prevalence, pattern and predictors of CAM use in cancer patients. Overlapping toxicity, sources of information, and whether users inform their doctor about CAM use is examined. METHOD Cross-sectional study using… CONTINUE READING
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