Patients

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To characterize patients seeking care at a university-based integrative medicine practice, and to assess short-term changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) associated with integrative medical treatment. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: This study was conducted at a large U.S. academic medical center affiliated with the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. PARTICIPANTS: Seven hundred and sixty-three (763) new patients with diverse medical conditions participated in the study.

Author(s): 
Greeson, Jeffrey M.
Rosenzweig, Steven
Halbert, Steven C.
Cantor, Ira S.
Keener, Matthew T.
Brainard, George C.
Publication Title: 
Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America

Integrative medicine has been defined in several ways. For some it is a discipline that combines such approaches to the resolution of disease as acupuncture and homeopathy, meditation and imagery with more familiar and accepted health practices, such as surgery, pediatrics, and oncology. For others it is about cultivating awareness and sensitivity beyond symptoms to the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient.

Author(s): 
Remen, Rachel Naomi
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Treatment with Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer is associated with changes in body composition including increased fat and decreased lean mass; increased fatigue, and a reduction in quality of life. No study to date has evaluated the effect of dietary and physical activity modification on the side-effects related to ADT.

Author(s): 
Haseen, Farhana
Murray, Liam J.
O'Neill, Roisin F.
O'Sullivan, Joe M.
Cantwell, Marie M.
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Treatment with Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer is associated with changes in body composition including increased fat and decreased lean mass; increased fatigue, and a reduction in quality of life. No study to date has evaluated the effect of dietary and physical activity modification on the side-effects related to ADT.

Author(s): 
Haseen, Farhana
Murray, Liam J.
O'Neill, Roisin F.
O'Sullivan, Joe M.
Cantwell, Marie M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

A cooperative study was undertaken by six chiropractic colleges for the purpose of studying similarities and/or differences among the patients and patient complaints at the college outpatient (teaching) clinics. There were some notable differences among the clinics with respect to the standard demographic variables of age, education, employment and income. The sociodemographic characteristics of patients appeared to be different to the extent that the characteristics of the neighborhoods in which the clinics were located were different.

Author(s): 
Nyiendo, J.
Phillips, R. B.
Meeker, W. C.
Konsler, G.
Jansen, R.
Menon, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Two surveys of 121 preselected Victorian and South Australian chiropractors were conducted during the period of December 1986 to February 1987 in order to investigate whether practice location (metropolitan area and country town) and chiropractor/population ratio (number of chiropractors per 10,000 inhabitants) have any effect on patient numbers, practice procedures and practitioner attitudes. Practitioners' response rates to the first and second questionnaires were 82% and 61%, respectively.

Author(s): 
Leboeuf, C.
Morrow, J. D.
Payne, R. L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the type and extent of interprofessional contacts between chiropractors and members of the conventional Swedish health-care system and to study the possible barriers to effective cooperation between these groups. DESIGN: Surveys through self-administered questionnaires and a structured telephone interview. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty consecutive patients of 31 chiropractors (n = 616) participated in the questionnaire survey, and 15 randomly selected chiropractors participated in the telephone interview. SETTING: Chiropractic practices in Stockholm, Sweden.

Author(s): 
Leboeuf-Yde, C.
Andrén, J. A.
Gernandt, M.
Malmqvist, S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: Psychosocial stress pervades modern life and is known to have an impact on health. Pain, especially chronic back pain, is influenced by stress. Various strategies have been shown to successfully reduce stress and its consequences. OBJECTIVES: This study explores stress as a potential disease trigger among chiropractic patients. METHOD: A descriptive study was undertaken to ascertain the stress perceptions of chiropractic patients. Purposive sampling of chiropractic practices and convenience sampling of patients was undertaken.

Author(s): 
Jamison, J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975)

Patients in this study were most comfortable receiving primary care services from physicians trained in primary care specialties. There was, however, a racial difference in the comfort level of primary care being provided by non-physician providers with minority populations being more comfortable with non-physician providers. More research is needed to understand the role that non-physician providers play in the primary care delivery system in the United States.

Author(s): 
Steyer, Terrence E.
Johnson, Endia
Mainous, Arch G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to measure the selection effects of the inclusion of a chiropractic benefit on a managed care health plan. DESIGN: An analysis of enrollment data from a managed care health plan over a 4-year period was conducted. Employers could select the managed care plan with or without a chiropractic care benefit. Comparisons of demographic and comorbid characteristics were made between employees who had the chiropractic benefit and those who did not, and between individuals who self-selected chiropractic care and those who self-selected medical care.

Author(s): 
Nelson, Craig F.
Metz, R. Douglas
LaBrot, Thomas M.
Pelletier, Kenneth R.

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