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Article: The behaviors of seeking a second opinion from other health-care professionals and the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine in gynecologic cancer patients

TitleThe behaviors of seeking a second opinion from other health-care professionals and the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine in gynecologic cancer patients
Authors
KeywordsComplementary and alternative medicine
Gynecologic cancer patients
Health-care professionals
Second opinion
Issue Date2005
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00520/index.htm
Citation
Supportive Care In Cancer, 2005, v. 13 n. 9, p. 679-684 How to Cite?
AbstractGoals of work: The aim of the study is to determine the predictors for seeking a second opinion and the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among gynecologic cancer patients. Patients and methods: Patients attending a gynecologic cancer clinic of a tertiary referral center were recruited over a period of 1 year. A survey was conducted for all the participants in a one-on-one basis. Main results: One hundred ninety-one patients were recruited. Eighty patients (41.9%) had consulted other health-care professionals (HCP) for a second opinion after they were diagnosed to have cancer and 89 (46.6%) had utilized CAM. In multivariate analysis, late-stage disease (OR=2.65, 95% CI 1.26-5.58), treatment with radiotherapy (OR=2.27, 95% CI 1.19-4.33) and tertiary education (OR=11.28, 95% CI 3.06-41.54) were independent predictors for seeking a second opinion from other HCP and utilization of CAM. Patients who sought a second opinion from other HCP were more likely to utilize CAM (OR=6.12, 95% CI 3.24-11.54). Eighty percent of the patients did not inform their usual caregiver their utilization of CAM. Conclusions: Seeking a second opinion from other HCP is common in gynecologic cancer patients. Patients who seek a second opinion are more likely to utilize CAM. © Springer-Verlag 2005.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87092
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.535
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.267
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dc.contributor.authorCheng, DKLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, TYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNgan, HYSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:25:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:25:13Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSupportive Care In Cancer, 2005, v. 13 n. 9, p. 679-684en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0941-4355en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87092-
dc.description.abstractGoals of work: The aim of the study is to determine the predictors for seeking a second opinion and the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among gynecologic cancer patients. Patients and methods: Patients attending a gynecologic cancer clinic of a tertiary referral center were recruited over a period of 1 year. A survey was conducted for all the participants in a one-on-one basis. Main results: One hundred ninety-one patients were recruited. Eighty patients (41.9%) had consulted other health-care professionals (HCP) for a second opinion after they were diagnosed to have cancer and 89 (46.6%) had utilized CAM. In multivariate analysis, late-stage disease (OR=2.65, 95% CI 1.26-5.58), treatment with radiotherapy (OR=2.27, 95% CI 1.19-4.33) and tertiary education (OR=11.28, 95% CI 3.06-41.54) were independent predictors for seeking a second opinion from other HCP and utilization of CAM. Patients who sought a second opinion from other HCP were more likely to utilize CAM (OR=6.12, 95% CI 3.24-11.54). Eighty percent of the patients did not inform their usual caregiver their utilization of CAM. Conclusions: Seeking a second opinion from other HCP is common in gynecologic cancer patients. Patients who seek a second opinion are more likely to utilize CAM. © Springer-Verlag 2005.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectComplementary and alternative medicineen_HK
dc.subjectGynecologic cancer patientsen_HK
dc.subjectHealth-care professionalsen_HK
dc.subjectSecond opinionen_HK
dc.titleThe behaviors of seeking a second opinion from other health-care professionals and the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine in gynecologic cancer patientsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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