Title

Relationship between the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding complementary and alternative medicine and the field specialization among the physicians of De La Salle University Medical Center

Date of Completion

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Clinical Pharmacology

Keywords

Complementary Therapies, Alternative Medicine

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding CAM and the field of specialization among the physicians of the De La Salle University Medical Center. Using stratified random sampling from a list of physicians of De La Salle University Medical Center, a number of respondents were selected to answer the questionnaire. The researchers' focus was on the following departments: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Family and Community Medicine. A self-administered questionnaire was used to measure the knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Prevalence ratio was used to determine if an association exists between the knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding CAM and the medical specialization of the physician. The overall knowledge of the physicians fell under moderate level. There were positive attitudes towards CAM within the respondents. There was low and infrequent usage of CAM in their practice. Statistical tools were used and showed that there was no statistically significant difference between the medical specialization and CAM KAP.

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