Table 5

Characteristics of Participants in Evocative Card Sort Interviews, Phase Ib

Age

Mean (SD)

56.04 (11.5)

Range

30-81


Gender

Female

28 (82%)

Male

6 (18%)


Race/Ethnicity

White, non-Hispanic

20 (59%)

African American/Black

8 (24%)

Asian

4 (12%)

Hispanic/Latino

1 (3%)

Native American/Indigenous

1 (3%)


Highest Level of Education

Some College, Associates Degree, or Technical Training

5 (15%)

Four-Year College Degree

4 (12%)

Postgraduate Coursework or Degree

17 (50%)

Missing

8 (24%)


Reason for Using CAM Therapy

Pain

9 (26%)

Cancer

8 (24%)

Psychological/Spiritual Crisis

7 (21%)

HIV

3 (9%)

Grief

2 (6%)

Extreme Stress and Anxiety

2 (6%)

Addiction

1 (3%)

Trauma

1 (3%)

Hepatitis C

1 (3%)


CAM Therapy Used*

Acupuncture

6 (18%)

Meditation

6 (18%)

Yoga

5 (15%)

Chiropractic

4 (12%)

Integrative Medicine

3 (9%)

Massage Therapy

3 (9%)

Naturopathy

2 (6%)

Diet/Nutrition

2 (6%)

Biomagnetic Touch

2 (6%)

Support Groups

2 (6%)

Traditional Chinese Medicine

2 (6%)

Herbal Medicine

2 (6%)

Homeopathy

1 (3%)

Tai Chi

1 (3%)


Number of CAM Therapies Used

Mean (SD)

1.74 (.994)


Participants could report more than one therapy. Percentage based on the total number of patients (N = 34).

Ritenbaugh et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:135   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-135

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