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Table 2 Visiting health care providers

From: An assessment of the use of complementary and alternative medicine by Korean people using an adapted version of the standardized international questionnaire (I-CAM-QK): a cross-sectional study of an internet survey

Health care providers Visiteda (%) Motivationa (%) Helpfulnessa (%) (Very and somewhat) Number of visitb
Acute illnessc Long-term illnessd Improvement of well-being Others
Physicians 67.9 35.1 30.0 27.7 7.2 94.8 2.6
Korean medical doctor 20.7 26.7 29.6 38.3 5.5 89.6 3.0
Dentist 35.9 23.1 22.2 46.5 8.2 97.0 1.7
Pharmacist 43.5 42.0 20.7 33.1 4.3 93.2 3.0
Nurse 22.4 41.4 19.8 31.8 7.0 93.6 2.9
Maternity nurse 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 1.0
Massage practitioner / Acupressure therapist 9.7 6.8 14.8 75.3 3.1 89.5 2.8
Acupuncturist / Moxibustionist 2.0 21.2 42.4 36.4 0.0 90.9 2.9
Judo therapist (Bonesetter) 0.3 40.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 100.0 2.2
Nutritionist 1.6 3.7 0.0 92.6 3.7 77.8 4.9
Yoga instructor 3.6 0.0 6.7 90.0 3.3 88.4 11.5
Chiropractor 1.4 20.8 37.5 41.7 0.0 83.4 2.2
Manual therapist 3.7 24.6 34.4 39.3 1.6 88.6 2.8
Aromatherapist / Herb therapist 3.2 11.3 7.5 75.5 5.7 84.9 2.3
Spiritual therapist 0.8 0.0 61.5 38.5 0.0 92.3 1.6
Homeopathy therapist 0.6 30.0 40.0 30.0 0.0 90.0 3.0
Others 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 80.0 2.4
Not received medical / health services 14.2 NA NA NA NA NA 1.0
  1. Number of respondents: 1668
  2. NA Not Applicable
  3. a in the last 12 months, b in the last 3 months, c lasted less than 1 month, d lasted more than 1 month