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Table 3 Correlation between responses to survey questions and the use of essential oils for self or family in the previous 12 months

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

Survey Response Spearman Coefficient P-value
15. In the last 12 months, at least one of my patients has asked me about the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. 0.247 0.019*
16. I feel confident in my ability to counsel patients on the safe use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. 0.376 0.000*
17. I consider essential oils to be generally safe when used appropriately. 0.162 0.155
20. I believe that there is a need for increased clinician training in the use of essential oils. 0.387 0.001*
21. I believe that there is a need for more research on the use of essential oils. 0.252 0.021*
22. I believe that there is a need for better reimbursement for the clinical use of essential oils. 0.639 0.000*
23. I would like to offer essential oil recommendations or therapies to my patients. 0.387 0.001*
24. I would like to undergo training to become certified in clinical aromatherapy. 0.522 0.000*
26. In the last 12 months, I have used integrative medicine approaches other than aromatherapy for myself and/or my family. 0.294 0.005*
27. In the last 12 months, I have recommended integrative medicine approaches other than aromatherapy in a clinical setting. −0.143 0.178
  1. *P < 0.05