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One hundred and eighty medical students completed one of five versions of a questionnaire concerning their attitudes to five complementary therapies: acupuncture, herbalism, homoeopathy, hypnosis, and osteopathy. Very few significant statistical differences in students' attitudes to the five therapies were found, suggesting that students had similar attitudes, which were generally positive, despite the fact that they considered they knew little about the therapies. These results are discussed in terms of the growing literature on complementary medicine. © 1995 Pearson Professional Ltd.

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Journal article


Complementary Therapies in Medicine

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212 - 219