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dc.contributor.supervisorChase, Robert (Community Health Sciences)en_US
dc.contributor.authorFriesen, Elizabeth Louise
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-09T22:41:23Z
dc.date.available2014-04-09T22:41:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/23423
dc.description.abstractBackground: Chronic pain is a major public health concern in Canada, with an estimated annual cost of $6 billion in direct health care expenses. At the same time, Canadians are participating in an increased use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative research study was to examine the relationship between the use of CAM and HRQOL for individuals living with chronic pain. Method: This study was a secondary data analysis of the nationally representative Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) Cycle 3.1 Subsample 1 collected by Statistics Canada in 2005 (n=32,133). Results: The prevalence of CAM use for the Canadian population was 20.9% whereas for the chronic pain subset, it was 30.8%. CAM users had 1.48 times increased odds of reporting a high HRQOL than non-CAM users (CI=1.16-1.88). Conclusion: These results demonstrate that a modest but significant positive association exists between CAM use and a high HRQOL.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectchronic painen_US
dc.subjectalternative therapiesen_US
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectCAMen_US
dc.titleThe relationship between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and quality of life among individuals with chronic pain: results from a nationally representative sampleen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineCommunity Health Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeAfifi, Tracie (Community Health Sciences) Roy, Ranjan (Social Work) Shooshtari, Shahin (Community Health Sciences)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2014en_US


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