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MASTSTROKE
Used massage for: Stroke

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Description

For sample adults age 18+ in 2002 and 2007 who had seen a practitioner for massage in the past 12 months (MASYR) and had used massage to treat a specific health problem or condition (MASTREAT), MASTSTROKE indicates whether the person had used massage to treat stroke.

Related Variables

Stroke was one of 72 possible specific conditions that sample adults (but not sample children) could report treating with massage.

 

The other such conditions are:

  • excessive use of alcohol or tobacco (MASTALCTOB, 2007 only)
  • arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia (MASTARTHLF, 2002 only)
  • anemia and blood disorders--adults (MASTBLOOD, 2007 only)
  • bowel problems and constipation (MASTBOWL, 2002 only)
  • congestive heart failure (MASTCONGHF, 2002 only)
  • other nerve damage, including carpal tunnel syndrome (MASTCTS)
  • dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease (MASTDEMENT, 2007 only)
  • inflammatory bowel disease (MASTINFB, 2007 only)
  • irregular heartbeat (MASTIRRH, 2002 only)
  • joint pain or stiffness/other joint condition (MASTJNTPAIN)
  • macular degeneration (MASTMACD, 2002 only)
  • allergy to medication (MASTMALL, 2002 only)
  • memory loss or loss of other cognitive function (MASTMEMLOS, 2007 only)
  • missing limbs (fingers, toes or digits), amputee (MASTMLIMB)
  • circulation problems (other than in the legs) (MASTNLCIRC)
  • other allergies--adults (MASTOALLA, 2007 only)
  • other heart condition or disease (MASTOHART)
  • other infectious diseases (MASTOINF, 2007 only)
  • knee problems (not arthritis, not joint injury) (MASTOKNEE)
  • Parkinson's disease (MASTPARK, 2002 only)
  • polio (myelitis), paralysis, para/quadriplegia (MASTPOLIO)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (MASTRHEUM, 2007 only)
  • substance abuse, other than alcohol or tobacco (MASTSUBST, 2007 only)
  • varicose veins, hemorrhoids (MASTVEIN)

Additionally, there are 31 other conditions that both sample adults and sample children could report treating with massage. For the full list of conditions, see MASTREAT.

Massage is one of 16 modalities of alternative medicine that were included in the 2002 and 2007 Alternative Health Supplements. Persons could report treating stroke by any of those methods, although 3 of the methods are not available as treatments for specific health problems in both years. Hypnosis and movement techniques were included as treatments for specific health problems in the 2007 survey only. See HYPYR and MOVALEXYR for more information. Conversely, prayer was included as a treatment for specific health problems in the 2002 survey only, when just sample adults were asked about their use of alternative and complementary medicine. See PRASELFEV for more information. Analysts interested in the treatment of stroke by other alternative therapies should see MASYR for the full list of alternative medicine treatments and a summary of other massage-related questions, including definitions.

Comparability

The question wording for sample adults did not change at all from 2002 to 2007. In both years, they were asked, "For what health problems or conditions did you use massage?"

Universe

  • 2002; 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for massage during the past 12 months and have used massage for a specific health problem or condition.

Availability

  • 2002, 2007

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