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Table 2 Frequency of use of health promotion activities

From: Community education and health promotion activities of naturopathic practitioners: results of an international cross-sectional survey

Health promotion activity Yes Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly Every few months Once or twice per year Less than once per year
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Talks and presentations
Guest talks with community or patient-support groups (no fee charged to attendees) (n = 739) 535 (72.4) 33 (6.2) 47 (8.8) 70 (13.1) 132 (24.7) 136 (25.4) 117 (21.9)
Guest talks with community or patient-support groups (fee charged to attendees) (n = 732) 412 (56.3) 37 (9.0) 40 (9.7) 49 (11.9) 78 (18.9) 109 (26.5) 99 (24.0)
Talks presented to the community and held within your clinic (no fee charged to attendees) (n = 728) 388 (53.3) 14 (3.6) 26 (6.7) 46 (11.9) 78 (20.1) 108 (27.8) 116 (29.9)
Talks presented to the community and held within your clinic (fee charged to attendees) (n = 724) 290 (40.1) 14 (4.8) 24 (8.3) 38 (13.1) 61 (21.0) 77 (26.6) 76 (26.2)
Online seminars or workshops (no fee charged to attendees) (n = 716) 301 (42.0) 13 (4.3) 23 (7.6) 62 (20.6) 73 (24.3) 64 (21.3) 66 (21.9)
Online seminars or workshops (fee charged to attendees) (n = 708) 268 (37.9) 7 (2.6) 30 (11.2) 33 (12.3) 58 (21.6) 61 (22.8) 79 (29.5)
Communication through social and professional networks
Social media (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) (n = 728) 616 (84.6) 169 (27.4) 219 (35.6) 99 (16.1) 71 (11.5) 32 (5.2) 26 (4.2)
Blogs (n = 725) 422 (58.2) 24 (5.7) 85 (20.1) 113 (26.8) 103 (24.4) 57 (13.5) 40 (9.5)
Email newsletter (n = 722) 418 (57.9) 14 (3.4) 45 (10.8) 137 (32.8) 103 (24.6) 63 (15.1) 56 (13.4)
Vlog (e.g. YouTube channel) (n = 718) 208 (29.0) 10 (4.8) 32 (15.4) 37 (17.8) 55 (26.4) 28 (13.5) 46 (22.1)
Invited expert comment on a podcast (n = 722) 160 (22.2) 1 (0.6) 10 (6.3) 14 (8.8) 33 (20.6) 37 (23.1) 65 (40.6)
Print newsletter (n = 719) 136 (18.9) 7 (5.2) 10 (7.4) 28 (20.6) 21 (15.4) 30 (22.1) 40 (29.4)
Regular segment on a podcast (n = 720) 72 (10.0) 2 (2.8) 11 (15.3) 13 (18.1) 12 (16.7) 15 (20.8) 19 (26.4)
Information handouts
Individualised handouts given directly to patients as part of the consultation (n = 729) 616 (84.5) 334 (54.2) 150 (24.4) 60 (9.7) 39 (6.3) 13 (2.1) 20 (3.3)
Pre-prepared handouts given directly to patients as part of the consultation (n = 722) 588 (81.4) 245 (41.7) 181 (30.8) 63 (10.7) 56 (9.5) 23 (3.9) 20 (3.4)
Information handouts in the clinic waiting room (n = 729) 502 (68.9) 181 (36.1) 70 (13.9) 84 (16.7) 71 (14.1) 47 (9.4) 49 (9.8)
Information handouts available for download from your website (n = 723) 285 (39.4) 93 (32.6) 36 (12.6) 57 (20.0) 46 (16.1) 20 (7.0) 33 (11.6)
Traditional media channels
Invited expert comment for newspaper or magazine articles (n = 721) 296 (41.1) 7 (2.4) 15 (5.1) 28 (9.5) 65 (22.0) 75 (25.3) 106 (35.8)
Regular column in newspaper or magazine (n = 720) 135 (18.8) 4 (3.0) 8 (6.0) 30 (22.2) 23 (17.1) 19 (14.1) 51 (37.8)
Invited expert comment on a radio program (n = 722) 209 (29.0) 2 (1.0) 11 (5.3) 16 (7.7) 30 (14.4) 45 (21.5) 105 (50.2)
Regular segment on a radio program (n = 720) 87 (12.1) 4 (4.6) 11 (12.6) 10 (11.5) 15 (17.2) 15 (17.2) 32 (36.8)
Invited expert comment on a television program (n = 723) 124 (17.2) 1 (0.8) 7 (5.7) 5 (4.0) 17 (13.7) 22 (17.7) 72 (58.1)
Regular segment on a television program (n = 716) 38 (5.3) 2 (5.3) 5 (13.2) 3 (7.9) 9 (23.7) 4 (10.5) 15 (39.5)