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Table 2 Therapeutic recommendations or referrals for specific ancillary services

From: What do clinicians want? Interest in integrative health services at a North Carolina academic medical center

Therapy MD NP PA TOTAL
N respondents 125 23 21 169
Therapeutic exercise, e.g. swimming, walking, yoga, Tai Chi 96/124 (77%) 16/23 (69%) 18/21 (80%) 130/168 (77%)
   Refer to community only 39/90 (43%) 6/16 (38%) 8/17 (47%) 53/123 (43%)
   Would refer if offered here 95/120 (79%) 16/20 (80%) 18/21 (80%) 129/161 (80%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 70/120 (58%) 11/20 (55%) 13/21 (62%) 94/161 (58%)
Vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements such as herbs, fish oil, glucosamine or melatonin 82/125 (66%) 15/23 (65%) 16/21 (76%) 113/169 (67%)
   Refer to community only 22/73 (30%) 6/15 (40%) 7/15 (47%) 35/103 (33%)
   Would refer if offered here 82/118 (69%) 14/20 (70%) 15/21 (71%) 111/159 (69%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 39/118 (33%) 7/20 (35%) 8/21 (38%) 54/159 (33%)
Therapeutic Massage or Bodywork 60/124 (48%) 11/23 (48%) 14/21 (67%) 85/168 (50%)
   Refer to community only 39/59 (66%) 4/11 (36%) 5/15 (33%) 48/85 (56%)
   Would refer if offered here 72/112 (64%) 14/21 (67%) 15/19 (79%) 101/152 (66%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 22/112 (20%) 2/21(10%) 5/19 (26%) 29/152(19%)
Environmental Therapy, e.g. bright lights, phototherapy, music, heat, ice, magnets, etc. 44/123 (34%) 11/23 (48%) 11/21 (52%) 66/167 (39%)
   Refer to community only 10/44 (23%) 4/11 (36%) 4/11 (36%) 18/66 (27%)
   Would refer if offered here 58/111 (52%) 12/21 (57%) 13/18 (72%) 83/150 (55%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 21/111 (19%) 1/21 (5%) 6/18 (33%) 28/150 (18%)
Prayer/spiritual counseling, ceremony or ritual 53/124 (43%) 13/23 (56%) 10/21 (48%) 76/168 (45%)
   Refer to community only 28/54 (52%) 4/13 (31%) 5/10 (50%) 37/77 (48%)
   Would refer if offered here 55/114 (48%) 15/19 (79%) 10/18 (56%) 80/151 (52%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 24/114(21%) 6/19(31%) 5/18(28%) 5/151(23%)
Acupuncture, acupressure or related therapies 39/123 (32%) 2/23 (10%) 7/20 (35%) 48/166 (28%)
   Refer to community only 36/41 (88%) 2/23 (10%) 7/7 (100%) 45/71 (63%)
   Would refer if offered here 58/111 (52%) 8/19 (42%) 9/17 (53%) 75/147 (51%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 4/111 (4%) 0% 4/17 (24%) 8/128 (6%)
Chiropractic or osteopathic adjustments 31/123 (25%) 5/22 (23%) 9/21 (43%) 45/166 (27%)
   Refer to community only 26/34 (76%) 4/4 (100%) 8/9 (89%) 38/47 (80%)
   Would refer if offered here 38/109 (35%) 7/18 (39%) 8/17 (47%) 53/144 (36%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 4/109 (4%) 1/18(6%) 3/17 (18%) 8/144(5%)
Reiki, healing touch, therapeutic touch, QiGong 15/120 (12%) 4/23 (17%) 3/21 (14%) 22/164 (13%)
   Refer to community only 11/16 (69%) 1/4 (25%) 3/3 (100%) 15/23 (65%)
   Would refer if offered here 31/106 (29%) 9/18 (50%) 0 7/17 (41%) 47/141 (33%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 1/106 (1%) % 3/17 (18%) 4/123 (3%)
Homeopathy 3/122 (2%) 2/23 (9%) 3/21 (14%) 8/166 (0.5%)
   Refer to community only 4/7 (57%) 1/2 (50%) 3/3 (100%) 8/12 (66%)
   Would refer if offered here 18/110 (16%) 7/18 (39%) 4/15 (26%) 29/143 (20%)
   Would refer 9+/yr 0% 0% 1/15 (7%) 1/15 (7%)
  1. NOTE: not all respondents answered every question. Percentages refer to those who gave the described answer among those who answered this question