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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2013;20(2): 147
뇌종양 환자의 보완대체요법 이용에 영향을 미치는 요인
신용순1, 이정아2, 배소현3, 이수연4, 장민경5
2삼성서울병원 신경외과
3분당 서울대병원 신경외과
4서울성모병원 뇌종양
5연세대 세브란스병원 뇌종양센터
Investigation into the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Factors Affecting Use in Korean Patients with Brain Tumors
Yong Soon Shin1, Jeong A Lee2, So Hyun Bae3, Su Youn Lee4, Min Kyeong Jang5
1Department of Nursing, Changwon National University
2Samsung Medical Center
3Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
4Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
5Yonsei University Health System
Purpose: The study was done to define complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among primary brain tumor patients and factors influencing use.
Methods: The study was conducted with convenience sampling in 5 neuro-oncology centers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. Data were collected using a 25-item questionnaire developed by the researchers.
Results: Of 250 patients approached, 231 (92.4%) agreed to participate. Overall, 26.8% of the respondents used CAM and the average cost for CAM use was 300,000 KRW. More than 72% of CAM users did not disclose CAM use to their health care professionals. The most frequently used therapy was natural products including mushrooms. Logistic regression analysis revealed that an education level of university or higher (OR=2.92, 95% CI=1.56-5.44, p=.001), unemployment (OR=1.99, 95% CI=1.04-3.80, p=.037), and WHO grade III & IV tumors (OR=2.18, 95% CI=1.07-4.72, p=.048) were significant factors influencing CAM use.
Conclusion: Three out of ten brain tumor patients spend substantial sum of money for CAM. In these situations, health care professionals should be aware of this phenomenon and provide adequate information and consultation to the patients.
Key words: Brain neoplasms | Complementary therapies
주요어: 뇌종양 | 보완대체요법