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Table 6 The use of CAM, evaluation of knowledge, integration into education and reimbursment

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

  Specialization Yes (n and %) No (n and %) Independent-Samples T Test (t) Pearson (p)
Uses CAM for their own or family member’s illnes Surgeon 25 (30.1) 58 (69.9) 1.393 0.165
Anaesthesiologist 68 (38.9) 107 (61.1)
Total 93 (36.0) 165 (64.0)
Has enough knowledge about CAM Surgeon 13 (15.7) 70 (84.3) −1.032 0.304
Anaesthesiologist 19 (10.9) 156 (89.1)
Total 32 (12.4) 226 (87.6)
Would like to learn about CAM Surgeon 27 (32.5) 56 (67.5) 3.669 0.000425
Anaesthesiologist 98 (56.0) 77 (44.0)
Total 125 (48.4) 133 (51.6)
CAM should be taught at universities Surgeon 59 (71.1) 24 (28.9) 0.641 0.522
Anaesthesiologist 131 (74.9) 44 (25.1)
Total 190 (73.6) 68 (26.4)
Applies CAM in clinical practice Surgeon 6 (7.2) 77 (92.8) −0.109 0.913
Anaesthesiologist 12 (6.9) 163 (93.1)
Total 18 (7.0) 240 (93.0)
Integrative treatment Surgeon 51 (61.4) 32 (38.6) 1.200 0.232
Anaesthesiologist 121 (69.1) 54 (30.9)
Total 172 (66.7) 86 (33.3)
Integrated reimbursement Surgeon 28 (33.7) 55 (66.3) 2.743 0.007708
Anaesthesiologist 90 (51.4) 85 (48.6)
Total 118 (45.7) 140 (54.3)