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Table 8 Association between CAM usage and attitudes toward CAM

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use in coronary heart disease patients: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

  CAM users
N = 59
Median [Q1-Q3]
CAM non-users
n = 69
Median [Q1-Q3]
P-value
Attitudes towards alternative medicine 14 [13–15] 15 [14–16] 0.011
Dissatisfaction with medical outcomes 17 [16–19] 17 [16–19] 0.883
Dissatisfaction with medical encounters 22 [20–23] 22 [20–24] 0.573
Individual responsibility 15 [12–15] 14 [12–15] 0.281
Natural remedies 24 [22–25] 22 [21–24] 0.044
Holism 16 [14–17] 16 [14–17] 0.979
Rejection of authority 15 [14–17] 15 [14–17] 0.985
Consumerism 3 [2–4] 3 [2–4] 0.114
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine, Q1 percentile25, Q3 percentile75