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General practitioners' attitudes toward complementary therapies


Easthope, G and Tranter, B and Gill, GF, General practitioners' attitudes toward complementary therapies, Social Science & Medicine, 51, (10) pp. 1555-1561. ISSN 0277-9536 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00048-4


Attitudes toward complementary therapies were elicited from a postal survey of all identified general practitioners in the state of Tasmania, Australia. Regression analysis of the data indicated that demographic features associated with favourable attitudes were younger age and location in small or single practices. Personal experiences of such therapies or patient endorsement of them were also associated with favourable attitudes. Those who saw the holistic orientation of complementary medicine as an advantage were likely to hold favourable attitudes. Those who saw the cure rate of complementary therapies as problematic and/or had personal knowledge of the harmful effects of such therapies were less likely to have favourable attitudes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:complementary medicine, family practitionersí attitudes, Australia
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
Research Field:Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Easthope, G (Dr Gary Easthope)
UTAS Author:Tranter, B (Professor Bruce Tranter)
UTAS Author:Gill, GF (Dr Gerard Gill)
ID Code:19445
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:44
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2017-12-08

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