Use of Complementary or Alternative Medicine Practices by Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the prevalence of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM)
practices among adult women who are enrolled in the Risk Assessment Clinic at the National
Naval Medical Center Breast Care Center and are found to be at increased risk for developing
breast cancer. II. Correlate the use of CAM with individual risk for breast cancer. III.
Define the types of CAM practices used by this study population. IV. Identify reasons why
this study population is using CAM.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to prevalence of complementary and alternative
medicine practices (enteral/parenteral vs psychologic/neurologic). Patients complete a
Personal Risk Assessment form, pre-test/post-test knowledge questionnaires, and a survey
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 102 patients will be accrued for this study within
approximately 2 years.
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Paula Glauber, RN
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
United States: Federal Government
|National Naval Medical Center||Bethesda, Maryland 20889|
|Medicine Branch||Bethesda, Maryland 20892|