Physicians' attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine and their knowledge of specific therapies: 8-Year follow-up at an academic medical center

Dietlind L. Wahner-Roedler, Mark C. Lee, Tony Y. Chon, Stephen S. Cha, Laura L. Loehrer, Brent A. Bauer

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine changes in attitude toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies and knowledge of specific CAM therapies among internists at our institution. We compared the results of a survey given in 2004 and 2012. During this time period, the attitudes of physicians in our department of medicine toward CAM became much more positive, and physicians showed an increased willingness to use CAM to address patient care needs. However, knowledge of and experience with many specific CAM treatments did not change. These results will be used to develop further educational interventions and research studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalComplementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

Keywords

  • Integrative medicine
  • Physician attitudes
  • Physician education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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