Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 4A, P118-129 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0123 View full text
Evaon. Wong-Kim, Joseph R. Merighi

Abstract: This study explores beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use for pain management among 15 U.S.-born and 15 foreign-born Chinese women with breast cancer. For this investigation, trilingual interviewers conducted individual, face-to-face, qualitative interviews in Cantonese, Mandarin, or English. All study participants lived in San Francisco, and the foreign-born women had resided in the U.S. for 15 years or fewer. Findings indicate that many participants consider CAM a viable method of pa…

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