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Table 2 Expected skills of CAM providersa

From: Prevalence and reasons for intentional use of complementary and alternative medicine as an adjunct to future visits to a medical doctor for chronic disease

  MD   MD + CAM   p-value
  % n (1118) % n (122)  
What skills do you think most CAM providers have?
 1. Authorized as health personnel 4.7 (52) 7.4 (9) 0.186
 2. Knowledge of the body at the level of nurses 7.4 (83) 9.8 (12) 0.342
 3. Professional competence based on formal training in alternative therapies 33.6 (376) 72.1 (88) < 0.001
 4. No professional skills but special healing abilities 10.9 (122) 6.6 (8) 0.136
 5. No special skills 31.2 (349) 4.9 (6) < 0.001
 6. Don’t know 18.1 (202) 9.0 (11) 0.012
  1. a Multiple answer possible regarding statement 1–3