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Why do patients turn to complementary medicine? An empirical study.

Abstract:

Over 250 patients from three complementary medicine practices-acupuncture, osteopathy and homoeopathy-completed a questionnaire rating 20 potential reasons for seeking complementary treatment. The reasons that were most strongly endorsed were "because I value the emphasis on treating the whole person'; "because I believe complementary therapy will be more effective for my problem than orthodox medicine'; "because I believe that complementary medicine will enable me to take a more active part ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Journal:
The British journal of clinical psychology / the British Psychological Society
Volume:
35 ( Pt 1)
Issue:
1
Pages:
37-48
Publication date:
1996-02-05
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ISSN:
0144-6657
URN:
uuid:0b8c5f4a-96ea-4527-906b-54ca44a7a63e
Source identifiers:
450496
Local pid:
pubs:450496

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