Patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use among Turkish cancer patients.

Yildiz I., Ozguroglu M., TOPTAŞ T., Turna H., Sen F., Yildiz M.

Journal of palliative medicine, vol.16, no.4, pp.383-90, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/jpm.2012.0226
  • Journal Name: Journal of palliative medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-90
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The aim of this study was to determine the tendency to use complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) by patients with cancer in Turkey, and to compare sociodemographic and medical characteristics, perceptions, and quality of life of users and nonusers of CAM.