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Table 2 Health care professionals’ perception of TCM preventive and health care services

From: Perceptions of traditional Chinese medicine for chronic disease care and prevention: a cross-sectional study of Chinese hospital-based health care professionals

Items N (%)
Familiarity
 Very familiar 56 (16.7)
 Basic understanding 197 (58.8)
 Unsure 49 (14.6)
 Basically no understanding 28 (8.4)
 Never heard of it 5 (1.5)
Advantages
 Prevention and control of complications 242 (72.2)
 Few side effects 255 (76.1)
 Good healing effect 189 (56.4)
 High patient adherence 165 (49.3)
 Low cost 130 (38.8)
 Easy to use 121 (36.1)
Willingness to adopt
 Yes 166 (49.6)
 Might try 161 (48.1)
 No 8 (2.4)
Suitable method of promotion
 Educational presentation 255 (76.1)
 TV & networking 241 (71.9)
 Newspapers & books 223 (66.6)
 Community promotion 211 (63.0)
 Face-to-face discussion 213 (63.6)
 Family & friends 117 (34.9)
 Others 27 (8.1)