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S43: Advancing the Use of Population-Based National Survey Datasets Including Data on CAM Use in Children

15:00 - 16:30, Jasmine, Terrace Level

Christina Bethell (1), Barbara Stussman (2)

(1): Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Oregon Health and Science University, United States               

(2): National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), United States



This workshop provides resources, technical tips and applied examples to expedite and enhance the valid and meaningful use of the CAM Supplement of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Qualitative and quantitative approaches to the survey’s development, design and data collection will be discussed, and the content and methodological features of the survey dataset will be described. To provide a platform to translate these data into knowledge and action, free user-friendly online tools for accessing data, datasets and resources will be demonstrated. An interactive group activity will draw upon real world examples to show potential research uses of the dataset and online tool. The workshop will promote use of the national survey among CAM researchers and advocates by describing the depth, breadth, methods and features of the survey, as well as the functionality of data access and technical assistance resources.