Differences between older and younger cancer survivors in seeking cancer information and using complementary/alternative medicine

Jill Bennett, Linda D. Cameron, Lisa C. Whitehead, David Porter

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    20 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the differences between younger and older cancer survivors in seeking cancer information, using complementary and alternative medical (CAM) services, and using conventional support services. DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants were 836 survivors of adult cancers (6 months-43 years since completion of primary cancer treatment) in New Zealand who answered a mailed questionnaire between April 2007 and January 2008. RESULTS: Younger survivors (aged

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1089-1094
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
    Volume24
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

      Fingerprint

    Keywords

    • CAM
    • Cancer
    • Information-seeking
    • Older adults
    • Support services

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Internal Medicine

    Cite this