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Table 4 Factors influencing attitudes towards CAM

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

  Specialization Significant influence (n and %) Moderate influence (n and %) No influence (n and %)
Evidence Surgeon 75 (90.4) 6 (7.2) 2 (2.4)
Anaesthesiologist 148 (84.6) 21 (12.0) 6 (3.4)
Total 223 (86.4) 27 (10.5) 8 (3.1)
Colleagues’ opinion Surgeon 25 (30.1) 44 (53.0) 14 (16.9)
Anaesthesiologist 58 (33.1) 85 (48.6) 32 (18.3)
Total 83 (32.2) 129 (50) 46 17.8)
Personal experience (own or that of a family member) Surgeon 39 (47.0) 27 (32.5) 17 (20.5)
Anaesthesiologist 91 (52.0) 59 (33.7) 25 (14.3)
Total 130 (50.4) 86 (33.3) 42 (16.3)
Media Surgeon 1 (1.2) 17 (20.5) 65 (78.3)
Anaesthesiologist 4 (2.3) 36 (20.6) 135 (77.1)
Total 5 (1.9) 53 (20.6) 200 (77.5)
More training opportunities Surgeon 20 (24.1) 40 (48.2) 23 (27.7)
Anaesthesiologist 54 (30.9) 77 (44.0) 44 (25.1)
Total 74 (28.7) 117 (45.3) 67 (26.0)
Eligibility for reimbursement Surgeon 6 (7.2) 34 (41.0) 43 (51.8)
Anaesthesiologist 24 (13.7) 66 (37.7) 85 (48.6)
Total 30 (11.6) 100 (38.8) 128 (49.6)