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Table 7 Summary table of papers discussing perceptions toward CAM.

From: Chiropractic and CAM Utilization: A Descriptive Review

Name Ref Design N/Np Main Results
Emslie 132 Mail survey 800/432 (54%); USA CAM use increased from 29% to 41% over the study period; concerns about costs and safety of using CAM had decreased; chiropractic use had grown from 4% to 9%, and awareness from 56% to 70% over the study period.
Lewith 133 Mail survey 12168/2875 (24%); Great Britain MDs rarely used chiropractic care (0.6%), but attitudes toward CAM were generally positive.
Ismail 134 Mail survey 40/34 (85%); Kinta District, Perak 44% felt that manipulation could be harmful, but nearly 60% of physicians surveyed used some form of CAM and were in favor of a hospital-based CAM center.
Chan 135 Mail survey 1713/279 (16%); Hawaii-based physicians Chiropractic rated highly as having a role in conventional medicine; many would refer patients to chiropractors.
Greenfield 136 Student questionnaire 150; first-year medical students 37% had used at least 1 form of CAM, with aromatherapy and homeopathy highest; chiropractic was seen as the most convincing form of CAM
Kroesen 137 Focus groups 100 people in 12 focus groups; US military veterans People used CAM because they had negative feelings toward the over-prescription of medications. They also wanted more involvement in their own care.