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Exploration of Why Alaskans Use Complementary Medicine: A Focus Group Study

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dc.contributor.author Heafner, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-29T22:42:10Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-29T22:42:10Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/4851
dc.description Presented to the Faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTERS OF SCIENCE en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To explore why Alaskans choose to pursue complementary medicine as a healthcare option. Design: Qualitative Descriptive. Method: A purposive convenient recruitment methodology was used to recruit project participants. Focus groups were conducted to collect the research data. Findings: Five themes were identified that highlighted why participants use complementary medicine: 1) dissatisfaction, 2) effective, 3) holistic, 4) relationship focused, and 5) a personal journey en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.subject Complementary medicine en_US
dc.subject Integrative medicine en_US
dc.subject Alternative medicine en_US
dc.subject Patient focused en_US
dc.subject holistic en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Homeopatic en_US
dc.title Exploration of Why Alaskans Use Complementary Medicine: A Focus Group Study en_US
dc.type Report en_US


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