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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158148
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Complementary Alternative Medicine: Educational Needs and Utilization
Abstract:
Complementary Alternative Medicine: Educational Needs and Utilization
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2005
Author:Chen, Yeou-Lan, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Westminster College
Title:Professor
Contact Address:878 E. 4170 S., Murray, UT, 84107-3082, USA
Contact Telephone:801-832-2161
Co-Authors:Judy Coletti, Diane Forster-Burke
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore and compare perceptions, knowledge, utilization and educational needs of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) between groups of college faculty and staff (FS) and students (S). Background: Public interested in and using CAM has increased dramatically in the US. Most published CAM studies are focused on CAM use prevalence rate and types of practice used by patients or in the community. There is very limited information about perceptions, knowledge about, and educational needs about CAM especially in the college setting. Methods: A descriptive comparative research design was used. A questionnaire was distributed to 142 FS, and 400 S who were randomly selected to participate in this study. The response rate was 70.1% for SF group; and 96% for S. Results: Even though a majority of FS and S expressed not having good knowledge about CAM practice, more than three quarters in both groups perceive CAM positively and would like to learn about it. Participants cited massage, chiropractics, acupressure, and therapeutic touch, in that order, as best understood CAM practices. In addition, massage, herb and dietary supplements, Chinese medicine, therapeutic touch, acupressure were ranked the top six CAM seminars or courses both groups would most like to attend. Forty four percent of all participants (57% of FS and 39% S) indicated personal use of some type of CAM. There were statistically significant differences between age and gender of CAM user and non-user, and between faculty staff and student groups. Herbs and diet supplements, chiropractics and acupuncture were most used in both groups. The major reasons for not using CAM were "not scientific evidence", and "no chance to use". Implication: The findings from this study indicated a majority of participants did not understand CAM well, but were enthusiastic and desired to learn. Preferred CAM modality courses were identified. Given the popularity of CAM, it is important and necessary to include CAM courses at colleges to enhance individual ability to appropriately select and use CAM.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComplementary Alternative Medicine: Educational Needs and Utilizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158148-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Complementary Alternative Medicine: Educational Needs and Utilization</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Yeou-Lan, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Westminster College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">878 E. 4170 S., Murray, UT, 84107-3082, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801-832-2161</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ychen@westminstercollege.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judy Coletti, Diane Forster-Burke</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore and compare perceptions, knowledge, utilization and educational needs of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) between groups of college faculty and staff (FS) and students (S). Background: Public interested in and using CAM has increased dramatically in the US. Most published CAM studies are focused on CAM use prevalence rate and types of practice used by patients or in the community. There is very limited information about perceptions, knowledge about, and educational needs about CAM especially in the college setting. Methods: A descriptive comparative research design was used. A questionnaire was distributed to 142 FS, and 400 S who were randomly selected to participate in this study. The response rate was 70.1% for SF group; and 96% for S. Results: Even though a majority of FS and S expressed not having good knowledge about CAM practice, more than three quarters in both groups perceive CAM positively and would like to learn about it. Participants cited massage, chiropractics, acupressure, and therapeutic touch, in that order, as best understood CAM practices. In addition, massage, herb and dietary supplements, Chinese medicine, therapeutic touch, acupressure were ranked the top six CAM seminars or courses both groups would most like to attend. Forty four percent of all participants (57% of FS and 39% S) indicated personal use of some type of CAM. There were statistically significant differences between age and gender of CAM user and non-user, and between faculty staff and student groups. Herbs and diet supplements, chiropractics and acupuncture were most used in both groups. The major reasons for not using CAM were &quot;not scientific evidence&quot;, and &quot;no chance to use&quot;. Implication: The findings from this study indicated a majority of participants did not understand CAM well, but were enthusiastic and desired to learn. Preferred CAM modality courses were identified. Given the popularity of CAM, it is important and necessary to include CAM courses at colleges to enhance individual ability to appropriately select and use CAM.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:33:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:33:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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