Pages tagged "quality of life"

  • Research on Health-Related Quality of Life in Medical Cannabis-Using Patients

    In August 2012, I published an article based on my PhD research in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine which documented symptom relief and health-related quality of life in a surveyed series of medical cannabis using patients in Washington State who were recruited from a medical cannabis dispensing site and were all drawing from the same batch of herbal cannabis.  You can read the article, entitled "Prospectively Surveying Health-Related Quality of Life and Symptom Relief in a Lot-Based Sample of Medical Cannabis-Using Patients in Urban Washington State", here and see the supplementary material here.  My colleague, Dr. Jahan Marcu, who blogs here, contacted me soon after the publication to do an interview by email with me about the article.   I wrote up the responses to his questions, but unfortunately, due to busyness and other competing demands, the interview never made it out into the blogosphere. Given that I now have this space to blog, and given that I presented a poster summarizing this data at the ASA National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference last month, I thought that I would share my interview here about this research.  I hope you like it!

    In other news, the other poster I presented at the ASA Conference, "Cannabinergic Pain Medicine: Developing A Concise Clinical Primer and Surveying Randomized-controlled Trial Results" I also presented a few weeks later at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly in New Orleans where it received a poster award from the Scientific Subcommittee!  It was prominently displayed at the conference where ~2,500 physicians and nurses were in attendance.  Here is the publication that this poster was based on--the article was featured on the journal's cover  last month!

    Thank you to Dr. Marcu for the great question prompts below on the article "Prospectively Surveying Health-Related Quality of Life and Symptom Relief in a Lot-Based Sample of Medical Cannabis-Using Patients in Urban Washington State"!

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