Indian cancer patients' use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) and delays in presentation to hospital

Broom, A, Nayar, K, Tovey, P, Shirali, R, Thakur, R, Seth, T and Chhetri, P 2009, 'Indian cancer patients' use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) and delays in presentation to hospital', Oman Medical Research Journal, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 103-107.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Indian cancer patients' use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) and delays in presentation to hospital
Author(s) Broom, A
Nayar, K
Tovey, P
Shirali, R
Thakur, R
Seth, T
Chhetri, P
Year 2009
Journal name Oman Medical Research Journal
Volume number 24
Issue number 2
Start page 103
End page 107
Total pages 5
Publisher Oman Medical Specialty Board
Abstract A majority of Indian cancer patients are often presented with incurable diseases at the latest phase of disease progression. The use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) has been identified by Indian oncologists as a potential factor for the delay in seeking health from medical practitioners but no research has been conducted to verify such claims. The aim of this study is to identify socio-demographic and disease status differences between TCAM and non-TCAM users among cancer patients in India and associated patterns of seeking professional medical help.
Subject Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
DOI - identifier 10.5001/omj.2009.24
Copyright notice Oman Medical Specialty Board 2009
ISSN 1999-768x
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