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Table 2 Survey responses

From: Perspectives on the use of aromatherapy from clinicians attending an integrative medicine continuing education event

Survey Questions Agree Disagree Unsure N missing
15. In the last 12 months, at least one of my patients has asked me about the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. 47 (49.0%) 49 (51.0%)   9 (8.6%)   
16. I feel confident in my ability to counsel patients on the safe use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. 21 (21.9%) 75 (78.1%)   9 (8.6%)
17. I consider essential oils to be generally safe when used appropriately. 82 (87.2%) 1 (1.1%) 11 (11.7%) 11 (10.5%)
20. I believe that there is a need for increased clinician training in the use of essential oils. 71 (75.5%) 6 (6.4%) 17 (18.1%) 11 (10.5%)   
21. I believe that there is a need for more research on the use of essential oils. 85 (89.5%) 3 (3.1%) 7 (7.4%) 10 (9.5%)
22. I believe that there is a need for better reimbursement for the clinical use of essential oils. 39 (41.5%) 14 (14.9%) 41 (43.6%) 11 (10.5%)
23. I would like to offer essential oil recommendations or therapies to my patients. 71 (74.0%) 5 (5.2%) 20 (20.8%) 9 (8.6%)
24. I would like to undergo training to become certified in clinical aromatherapy. 29 (30.5%) 30 (31.6%) 36 (37.9%) 10 (9.5%)   
25. In the last 12 months, I have used essential oils for myself and/or my family. 58 (61.0%) 37 (39.0%)   10 (9.5%)
26. In the last 12 months, I have used integrative medicine approaches other than aromatherapy for myself and/or my family. 87 (92.6%) 7 (7.45%)   11 (10.5%)
27. In the last 12 months, I have recommended integrative medicine approaches other than aromatherapy in a clinical setting. 92 (96.8%) 3 (3.2%)   10 (9.5%)
  Wellness and relaxation purposes Treatment of disease Both wellness & disease treatment I do not have patients who use essential oils/Never Unsure Missing
18. My patients who use essential oils typically use them for 19 (20.4%) 0 (0%) 45 (48.4%) 8 (8.6%) 21 (22.6%) 12 (11.4%)
19. I believe the use of essential oils may be beneficial for 26 (28.0%) 0 (0%) 59 (63.4%) 2 (2.1%) 6 (6.5%) 12 (11.4%)