J A Astin
Affiliation: Stanford University
- Complementary and alternative medicine use among elderly persons: one-year analysis of a Blue Shield Medicare supplementJ A Astin
Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304 1583, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M4-9. 2000..However, no studies to date have focused on predictors and patterns of CAM use among elderly persons...
- Why patients use alternative medicine: results of a national studyJ A Astin
Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif 94304 1583, USA
JAMA 279:1548-53. 1998..Research both in the United States and abroad suggests that significant numbers of people are involved with various forms of alternative medicine. However, the reasons for such use are, at present, poorly understood...
- Sense of control and adjustment to breast cancer: the importance of balancing control coping stylesJ A Astin
Stanford Center for Research and Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
Behav Med 25:101-9. 1999..The findings suggest that balanced use of active and yielding control efforts may lead to optimal psychosocial adjustment and quality of life in the face of life-threatening illnesses...
- A review of the incorporation of complementary and alternative medicine by mainstream physiciansJ A Astin
Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, Calif 94304 1583, USA
Arch Intern Med 158:2303-10. 1998..Studies suggest that between 30% and 50% of the adult population in industrialized nations use some form of complementary and/or alternative medicine (CAM) to prevent or treat a variety of health-related problems...