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Table 2 Reported level of knowledge of locally used CAM methods per type of health care provider

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices among health care providers regarding complementary and alternative medicine in Trinidad and Tobago

   CAM method
Health care provider Knowledge level Herbal
n (%)
Spiritual
n (%)
Alternative
n (%)
Physical
n (%)
Energy
n (%)
Therapeutic
n (%)
Doctors (n = 77) None 4 (5.2) 18 (23.4) 34 (44.2) 14 (18.2) 53 (68.8) 56 (72.7)
Fair 59 (76.6) 50 (64.9) 33 (42.9) 49 (63.6) 17 (22.1) 16 (20.8)
Adequate 14 (18.2) 9 (11.7) 10 (13.0) 14 (18.2) 7 (9.1) 5 (6.5)
Nurses (n = 172) None 10 (5.8) 25 (15.1) 72 (41.9) 33 (19.2) 111 (64.5) 107 (62.2)
Fair 87 (50.6) 113 (65.7) 84 (48.8) 93 (54.1) 50 (29.1) 56 (32.6)
Adequate 75 (43.6) 33 (19.2) 16 (9.3) 46 (26.7) 11 (6.4) 9 (5.2)
Pharmacists (n = 30) None 0 (0.0) 9 (30.0) 7 (23.3) 5 (16.7) 22 (73.3) 20 (66.7)
Fair 16 (53.3) 19 (63.3) 21 (70.0) 22 (73.3) 8 (26.7) 10 (33.3)
Adequate 14 (46.7) 2 (6.7) 2 (6.7) 3 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Others (n = 83) None 3 (3.6) 18 (21.7) 35 (42.2) 19 (22.9) 55 (66.3) 58 (69.9)
Fair 58 (69.9) 51 (61.4) 41 (49.4) 46 (55.4) 21 (25.3) 20 (24.1)
Adequate 22 (26.5) 14 (16.9) 7 (8.4) 18 (21.7) 7 (8.4) 5 (6.0)
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine
  2. Data are the number (percentage)