Exploring the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among people with cancer :a mixed-methods approach to instrument development

Goh, Greta Miranda Kim Choo (2011) Exploring the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among people with cancer :a mixed-methods approach to instrument development. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The University of Melbourne.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Exploring the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among people with cancer ; a mixed-methods approach to instrument development (24 pages).pdf

Download (188MB) | Preview
[img] PDF (Please get the password from Digital Collection Development Unit, ext : 3932 / 3914)
Exploring the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among people with cancer ; a mixed-methods approach to instrument development (fulltext).pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (187MB)
Official URL: http://cat.lib.unimelb.edu.au/record=b4301114

Abstract

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by individuals with cancer is widespread. By definition, CAM are not an integral part of conventional medicine, and until scientific research has established the safety and efficacy of some individual CAM, an exploration into factors influencing the use of CAM among individuals with cancer is warranted. This thesis presents a two-phased explatory sequential mixed-methods study which aimed to develop and test an instrument to explore factors influencing the use of CAM among individuals with cancer. Two central research questions guided the study : (a) what factors influence inviduals with cancer to use, or not use CAM; and (b) how valid and reliable is the newly developed instrument in measuring factors that influence CAM use by individuals with cancer?

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Additional Information: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- The University of Melbourne, 2011.
Uncontrolled Keywords: integrative medicine, Holistic medicine, Alternative medicine, Cancer, Alternative treatment, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2016 07:34
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 04:12
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11804

Actions (For repository members only: login required)

View Item View Item