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The American Indian Elder Caregiver Health Study (2004-2007)

Designed to address health disparities of American Indians. Health disparities are "differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States." Funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine the study addresses the two often neglected areas of research in Indian Country: The increased health mortality and morbidity of people who care for elders, and the use of a culturally congruent traditional (indigenous) therapy as a treatment method.

» Click here to view or download the © Caregiver Study poster presented at the American Massage Therapy Association Research Conference (Sep. 2005) in pdf format.