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Table 5 Beliefs about acute as distinct from chronic therapy (Theme 5)

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

Component Statements Agreement (%) Neutral (%) Disagreement (%) Total (n)
The most effective use of CAM is as long-term therapy. 63 19 18 78
CAM are best used to prevent disease rather than treat disease. 35 16 49 80
Conventional medicines are the best choice for emergency treatment. 80 16 4 80