Jefferson Health

Characteristics of Patients Presenting to Integrative Medicine Centers

IRB Protocol #: 08D.205

Description/Purpose:

  • Outcomes research, properly designed, can be a powerful methodological tool for evaluating the impact of current medical practice on patients' responses to therapy, their quality of life and their satisfaction with the healthcare system.
  • The Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine is one of eight centers that make up the Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (or BraveNet).
  • The main goal of BraveNet is to evaluate integrative medicine approaches through cross-sectional and longitudinal collection of data in patient characteristics, utilization patterns, safety, effectiveness and costs.
  • Surveys and questionnaires will be used to collect the data.
  • Up to 500 participants will be enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Exclusion/Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males or Females Age > 18 years
  • Participants are eligible if seen individually by any type of clinician on the day of the visit, in other words, the subject must be a clinical patient
  • Participant must have ability to read and write English as confirmed by the site personnel and ability to provide informed consent

Contact Information:

Michael J. Matthews
215-503-7329
michael.matthews@jefferson.edu