Clinical Trial: Women's Use of Alternative Medicine: A Multiethnic Study

This study has been completed.

Sponsored by: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Information provided by: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)


The purpose of this study is to examine socio-cultural factors of women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The effects of socioeconomic status, social networks and acculturation on CAM use will be assessed among white, African-, Mexican-, and Chinese-American women.

Uterine Fibroids
Urinary Tract Infection
High Blood Pressure
Heart Disease

MedlinePlus related topics:  Arthritis;   Depression;   Headache;   Heart Diseases;   Heart Diseases--Prevention;   High Blood Pressure;   Osteoporosis;   Urinary Tract Infections;   Uterine Fibroids

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Natural History, Cross-Sectional, Random Sample, Retrospective Study

Further Study Details: 

Expected Total Enrollment:  3200

Study start: April 2001;  Study completion: September 2001


Ages Eligible for Study:  18 Years and above,  Genders Eligible for Study:  Female

Accepts Healthy Volunteers


Inclusion criteria:

Experienced one or more of the following health conditions within the last year:

  • pregnancy related symptoms
  • menopausal related symptoms
  • headaches
  • back pain
  • osteoporosis
  • cancer
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • heart disease
  • joint pain/arthritis
  • insomnia
  • uterine fibroids
  • urinary tract infection
  • vaginal tract infection
  • medically diagnosed depression
  • menstrual symptoms

Location Information

Study chairs or principal investigators

Fredi Kronenberg, PhD,  Principal Investigator,  Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Columbia University   

More Information

Study ID Numbers:  F31 AT001401-01
Record last reviewed:  August 2003
Last Updated:  October 13, 2004
Record first received:  August 13, 2003 Identifier:  NCT00067249
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government processed this record on 2005-04-08

Cache Date: April 9, 2005