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Developing a patient-centered outcome measure for complementary and alternative medicine therapies I: defining content and format

  • Cheryl Ritenbaugh1, 2Email author,
  • Mimi Nichter2,
  • Mark A Nichter2,
  • Kimberly L Kelly1, 2,
  • Colette M Sims1,
  • Iris R Bell1,
  • Heide M Castañeda3,
  • Charles R Elder4,
  • Mary S Koithan5,
  • Elizabeth G Sutherland6,
  • Marja J Verhoef7,
  • Sarah L Warber8 and
  • Stephen J Coons9
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201111:135

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-11-135

Received: 4 October 2011

Accepted: 29 December 2011

Published: 29 December 2011

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Original Submission
4 Oct 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sheila Greenfield
21 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Long
23 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Johanna Hok
15 Dec 2011 Author responded Author comments - Cheryl Ritenbaugh
Resubmission - Version 3
15 Dec 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
16 Dec 2011 Author responded Author comments - Cheryl Ritenbaugh
Resubmission - Version 4
16 Dec 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 4
16 Dec 2011 Author responded Author comments - Cheryl Ritenbaugh
Resubmission - Version 5
16 Dec 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 5
26 Dec 2011 Author responded Author comments - Cheryl Ritenbaugh
Resubmission - Version 6
26 Dec 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 6
Publishing
29 Dec 2011 Editorially accepted
29 Dec 2011 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-11-135

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Family & Community Medicine, The University of Arizona
(2)
School of Anthropology, The University of Arizona
(3)
Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida
(4)
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
(5)
College of Nursing, The University of Arizona
(6)
National College of Natural Medicine
(7)
Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
(8)
Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan
(9)
Patient-Reported Outcome Consortium, Critical Path Institute

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