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La place des médecines complémentaires chez les patients sous chimiothérapie‎ : étude prospective multicentrique réalisée auprès des patients et des professionnels de santé de cancérologie dans 4 hôpitaux de la région Rhône-Alpes

Abstract : The patient's health care in cancer research evolved during the last years. Utilisation of CAM is increasing and it could represent a real interest considering some symptoms. A study has been realized with patients and health professional in 4 oncology day hospitals situated in Rhône-Alpes. The CAM user's prevalence for patients treated by chemotherapy is 39.6 %. They are using in majority homoeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, osteopathy, massage, and relaxation. It is their family circle who mainly leads them to the CAM. Users are looking for improving their quality of life and 92.2 % seem to get a help from CAM. Professionals are aware of the CAM user's proportion, but they don't talk to their patients of the possibility of using CAM in their treatments. They aren't persuaded to have enough knowledge in this domain and are looking forward to becoming training. The patients are waiting for advice from their professionals. Patients and professionals are favourable to the integration of CAM in the health care centres. It is necessary to offer a basic training to the professionals about profits and risks in using CAM. It is also necessary to advice the patients about the most appropriate therapies, the side effects and the possible interactions with their treatment. It is possible to propose this advice in hospitals, what is already made in some cancer research center. It is finally necessary to develop studies on the side effects and the interactions with plants and products of chemotherapy. The integration of CAM in traditional medicine could decrease the care disparities for patients treated by chemotherapy.
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Corinne Morandini. La place des médecines complémentaires chez les patients sous chimiothérapie‎ : étude prospective multicentrique réalisée auprès des patients et des professionnels de santé de cancérologie dans 4 hôpitaux de la région Rhône-Alpes. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2010. ⟨dumas-00628719⟩

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