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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Befus DR, Hull S
Nonpharmacological self-management of migraine across social locations: an equity-oriented, qualitative analysis.
The authors conducted focus groups to explore patients’ desires and recommendations for migraine clinicians and researchers. They identified 4 themes: a more holistic, collaborative, long-term treatment approach; medication as a short-term solution; high personal and economic costs of medication; and desire for more information about and access to natural approaches. The authors concluded that holistic and integrative approaches were preferred over medication as long-term migraine management strategies; however, people in marginalized social locations, while disproportionately disabled by migraine, did not feel as comfortable accessing integrative approaches through currently available channels.
Citation: Befus DR, Hull S . Nonpharmacological self-management of migraine across social locations: an equity-oriented, qualitative analysis. Glob Adv Health Med 2019 Jun 13;8:2164956119858034. doi: 10.1177/2164956119858034..
Keywords: Care Management, Chronic Conditions, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Neurological Disorders, Patient Self-Management
Handley MA, Quan J, Chao MT
Use of complementary health approaches among diverse primary care patients with type 2 diabetes and association with cardiometabolic outcomes: from the SF Bay Collaborative Research Network (SF Bay CRN).
The purpose of this study is to describe use of complementary health approaches (CHAs) among patients with type 2 diabetes, and independent associations between CHA use and Hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and lower-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. The study concluded that CHA use is common among patients with type 2 diabetes and may be associated with poor cardiometabolic control and medication adherence.
Citation: Handley MA, Quan J, Chao MT . Use of complementary health approaches among diverse primary care patients with type 2 diabetes and association with cardiometabolic outcomes: from the SF Bay Collaborative Research Network (SF Bay CRN). J Am Board Fam Med 2017 Sep-Oct;30(5):624-31. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.05.170030..
Keywords: Heart Disease and Health, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Diabetes, Outcomes, Patient Self-Management