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Table 1 Communication and Information Sharing (Theme 1)

From: Consumers' experiences and values in conventional and alternative medicine paradigms: a problem detection study (PDS)

Component Statements Agreement (%) Neutral (%) Disagreement (%) Total (n)
I am encouraged to share the same type of personal health information with my doctor as with my CAM practitioner. 56 5 39 82
I lose confidence in the success of my treatment if I cannot spend enough time in consultation with my healthcare practitioners (conventional and/or CAM). 83 7 10 81
I am given enough information about benefits of my CAM treatment to feel confident about the treatment(s). 76 18 6 82
I am given enough information about risks of my CAM treatment to be confident about the treatment(s). 66 20 14 80
I am given enough information about benefits of my conventional treatment to feel confident about the treatment(s). 32 19 49 83
I am given enough information about risks of my conventional treatment to feel confident about the treatment(s). 45 13 42 82
I am satisfied with the amount of information exchange between me and my conventional health practitioners at present. 37 17 46 83
I am satisfied with the amount of information exchange between me and my CAM practitioners at present. 79 11 10 82