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We used the Wilcoxon test to estimate the differences in survival for univariate analysis and, for variables that showed statistical significance at the 0.10 level, carried out multivariable analyses using the Cox proportional hazards model to estimate adjusted hazard ratios (a HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) after adjusting for propensity scores and ECOG PS.We scored EORTC QLQ-C30 responses according to EORTC scoring manual 3.0 [18] and linearly transformed the data to yield scores from 0 to 100, with a higher functional scores representing better functioning and a high symptom score indicating more severe symptoms.

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CAM use may improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and symptoms that are inadequately managed by conventional medicine [8, 9].Especially, more attention should be paid to the impact of CAM use on HRQOL among the terminally ill patients.Here, we evaluated whether CAM use influenced outcomes (survival and HRQOL) of cancer patients whose condition had just been judged terminal.In this research, we investigated participant's use of all five categories and focused on specific therapies within each category.All patients completed the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer quality-of-life questionnaire core-30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) instrument.We summarized the data using descriptive statistics and frequency distributions and examined the association of CAM use with patient demographics, primary cancer site, ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) performance status (PS), and basis of terminal status.

We used propensity scores to minimize bias in the selection of cases versus referents [17].

Both the groups were followed for 2 months by mail, and the family caregivers were interviewed by telephone about 3 months after the patient died.

The information presented here is based on data collected at baseline, and the QOL data were collected at baseline and again at 1 month.

The EORTC QLQ-C30 is composed of five multi-item functional scales that evaluate physical, role, emotional, cognitive, and social function, and one global health status/QOL scale.

Three symptom scales measure fatigue, pain, and nausea/vomiting, and six single items assess other symptoms (dyspnea, insomnia, appetite loss, constipation, and diarrhea) and financial difficulties.

We used the definition of CAM adopted by the US National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): ‘CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine’ [15].