PSYCHOMETRIC VALIDATION OF THE TURKISH VERSION OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE INTEGRATION OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IN ONCOLOGICAL TREATMENT


CAN G., Sekerci A., Ozdemir F. A., EGELİ D., Akbas M. N., Sekerci B. S., ...More

World Cancer Research Journal, vol.10, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.32113/wcrj_20237_2618
  • Journal Name: World Cancer Research Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Cancer, Complementary Therapies, Delivery of Health Care, Questionnaires
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

– Objective: The aim of this study was to psychometrically validate the Turkish version of the questionnaire on the integration of complementary and alternative medicine (cam) in oncological treatment. Patients and Methods: This methodological study was conducted between December 2020 and September 2021 involving 247 cancer patients. To ensure cultural appropriateness of the scale, the sample size for each item of the scale was set at 5-10 patients. Results: Expectations for integrating CAM therapies into health care were improvement in the patient's over-all ability to cope with the disease, improvement in the patient's daily functioning, emotional and spiritual support for the patient, and support for the patient's family (p<0.05). Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that the Turkish version of the Questionnaire on Integration of CAM in oncology treatment is an appropriate tool to assess beliefs and attitudes toward the integration of CAM approaches in cancer treatment and care.