Complementary therapy use and quality of life in persons with high-grade gliomas.

Sherry Fox, Edward R. Laws, Frederick Anderson, Elana Farace

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Abstract

Studies have indicated that 30%-80% of cancer patients use complementary and alternative practices and products (CAPPs), but little is known about CAPPs use by persons with brain tumors. This secondary analysis of Glioma Outcomes Project data compared CAPPs users with nonusers, compared those who stopped using CAPPs with those who continued use, described frequency and patterns of CAPPs use, and compared the relationship of CAPPs use to self-reported quality of life (QOL) over time, in 186 persons with high-grade gliomas. CAPPs users at all three measurement points rated QOL higher, although not significantly higher, than nonusers. Study findings support further exploration of CAPPs use and its effects on key outcomes in persons with high-grade gliomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-220
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical–Surgical

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