Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Older Mexican Americans
The purpose of this study is to examine complementary and alternative medicine use among older Mexican Americans and to determine how this use influences physical, functional, and mental health.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Complementary Alternative Medicine|
|Study Start Date:||August 1993|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2000|
Alternative medicine has received increasing attention from both the scientific and public communities. While the majority of current alternative medicine use is the result of interest in replacing or augmenting formal medical treatments, several cultures have long-standing traditions of herbal medicine use, particularly among older, more traditional members. Research in this area has been limited primarily to small-scale studies that identify herbal remedies popular in specific cultures. This study observes older Mexican Americans because a substantial proportion of this population continue to utilize traditional herbal remedies in their everyday life.
|United States, Texas|
|Jose A. Loera|
|Galveston, Texas, United States, 77555-0460|