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Women's Use of Alternative Medicine: A Multiethnic Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00067249
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2003
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2007
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine socio-cultural factors of women's use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The effects of socioeconomic status, social networks and acculturation on CAM use will be assessed among white, African-, Mexican-, and Chinese-American women.

Condition or disease
Uterine Fibroids Osteoporosis Urinary Tract Infection High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Arthritis Depression Headaches

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 3200 participants
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Other
Study Start Date : April 2001
Study Completion Date : September 2001

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion criteria:

Experienced one or more of the following health conditions within the last year:

  • pregnancy related symptoms
  • menopausal related symptoms
  • headaches
  • back pain
  • osteoporosis
  • cancer
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • heart disease
  • joint pain/arthritis
  • insomnia
  • uterine fibroids
  • urinary tract infection
  • vaginal tract infection
  • medically diagnosed depression
  • menstrual symptoms

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00067249

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
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Principal Investigator: Fredi Kronenberg, PhD Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Columbia University
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Other Study ID Numbers: F31AT001401-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 15, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2007
Last Verified: February 2007
Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Women's health
Social determinants of Health
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Urinary Tract Infections
Heart Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Urologic Diseases
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Vascular Diseases