University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with cancer: a UK survey.

Scott, JA, Kearney, N, Hummerston, S and Molassiotis, A (2005) Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with cancer: a UK survey. Eur J Oncol Nurs, 9 (2). pp. 131-137.

Full text not available from this repository.


Over the past decade Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in the UK has increased dramatically. However, little research appears to exist regarding its use in patients diagnosed with cancer. The study was descriptive using a survey design. Questionnaire data was collected from 127 adult patients with a diagnosis of cancer from both Scotland and England. CAM use was reported by 29% of the sample. The use of relaxation, meditation and the use of medicinal teas were the most frequently used therapies. Findings suggest that CAM use within patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK has increased which has implications for patient and health care professional education.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Scott, JA
Hummerston, S
Molassiotis, A
Date : June 2005
DOI : 10.1016/j.ejon.2005.03.012
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Complementary Therapies, England, Female, Health Care Surveys, Health Expenditures, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Scotland, Socioeconomic Factors, Treatment Outcome
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:21
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 19:05

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800