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Table 3 IHLOC according to health-professionals’ consultation during 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 consultation only 24 32.58 (4.24) 8 34.00 (4.28) 16 31.88 (4.18)
Conventional consultation only 517 28.44 (4.96) 229 27.47 (5.36) 286 29.23 (4.49)
Both 78 29.08 (4.80) 42 28.83 (5.06) 35 29.49 (4.53)
No consultation 401 30.37 (4.67) 78 29.96 (5.39) 314 30.57 (4.48)
Total 1020 29.34 (4.93) 357* 28.32 (5.46) 651* 29.96 (4.53)
F (df)   15.78 (3,1016)   7.62 (3,353)   5.62 (3,647)
p   <.001   <.001   <.01
Effect size f   .22   .25   .16
  1. *Sizes of subgroups do not add up to 1020 because of missing data regarding the presence/absence of a chronic condition.