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Table 3 Attitudes towards surveyed CAM methods

From: Complementary and alternative medicine: attitudes, knowledge and use among surgeons and anaesthesiologists in Hungary

  Specialization Does not know it (n and %) Does not consider it to be scientifically well-grounded (n and %) Considers it to be scientifically well-grounded (n and %) Recommends it to patients (n and %) Applies it (n and %)
TCM Surgeon 16 (19.) 14 (16.9) 50 (60.2) 3 (3.6) 0 (0.0)
Anaesthesiologist 33 (18.9) 20 (11.4) 99 (56.6) 19 (10.8) 4 (2.3)
Total 49 (19.0) 34 (13.2) 149 (57.8) 22 (8.5) 4 (1.5)
Homeopathy Surgeon 11 (13.2) 57 (68.7) 15 (18.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Anaesthesiologist 27 (15.4) 104 (59.4) 31 (17.7) 12 (6.9) 1 (0.6)
Total 38 (14.7) 161 (62.4) 46 (17.8) 12 (4.7) 1 (0.4)
Herbal medicine Surgeon 34 (41.0) 17 (20.5) 21 (25.3) 9 (10.8) 2 (2.4)
Anaesthesiologist 84 (48.0) 20 (11.4) 54 (30.9) 17 (9.7) 0 (0.0)
Total 118 (45.7) 37 (14.3) 75 (29.1) 26 (10.1) 2 (0.2)
Manual therapy Surgeon 33 (39.8) 18 (21.7) 27 (32.5) 5 (6.0) 0 (0.0)
Anaesthesiologist 86 (49.1) 14 (8.0) 57 (32.6) 17 (9.7) 1 (0.6)
Total 119 (46.1) 32 (12.4) 84 (32.6) 22 (8.5) 1 (0.4)
Neural therapy Surgeon 69 (83.2) 8 (9.6) 4 (4.8) 2 (2.4) 0 (0.0)
Anaesthesiologist 144 (82.3) 13 (7.4) 14 (8.0) 3 (1.7) 1 (0.6)
Total 213 (82.6) 21 (8.1) 18 (7.0) 5 (1.9) 1 (0.4)
Reflexology Surgeon 38 (45.8) 22 (26.5) 17 (20.5) 5 (6.0) 1 (1.2)
Anaesthesiologist 82 (46.8) 34 (19.4) 46 (26.3) 8 (4.6) 5 (2.9)
Total 120 (46.5) 56 (21.7) 63 (24.4) 13 (5.1) 6 (2.3)
Bioenergetic medicine Surgeon 40 (48.2) 39 (47) 4 (4.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Anaesthesiologist 94 (53.7) 62 (35.4) 15 (8.6) 4 (2.3) 0 (0.0)
Total 134 (51.9) 101 (39.2) 19 (7.4) 4 (1.5) 0 (0.0)
Kinesiology Surgeon 37 (44.6) 30 (36.1) 10 (12.1) 6 (7.2) 0 (0.0)
Anaesthesiologist 93 (53.1) 35 (20.0) 36 (20.6) 11 (6.3) 0 (0.0)
Total 130 (50.4) 65 (25.2) 46 (17.8) 17 (6.6) 0 (0.0)