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Table 1 IHLOC according to medication use in the past six months

From: Internal health locus of control in users of complementary and alternative medicine: a cross-sectional survey

  Total group Chronic condition No chronic condition
  N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
CAM medication only 98 30.74 (4.92) 23 29.87 (5.43) 75 31.01 (4.76)
Conventional medication only 341 28.87 (5.03) 143 28.01 (5.55) 197 29.49 (4.54)
Both 313 28.95 (4.64) 151 28.11 (4.99) 160 29.80 (4.13)
No medication 268 29.89 (4.99) 40 29.30 (6.70) 219 30.13 (4.67)
Total 1020 29.34 (4.93) 357* 28.32 (5.46) 651* 29.96 (4.53)
F (df)   5.52 (3,1016)   1.27 (3,353)   2.25 (3,647)
p   <.01   .284   .081
Effect size f   .13   .11   .10
  1. *Sizes of subgroups do not add up to 1020 because of missing data regarding the presence/absence of a chronic condition.