Exploring General Practitioners' attitudes to homeopathy in Dumfries and Galloway
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

This comparative quantitative study explored General Practitioners' (GPs) attitudes to homeopathy in Dumfries and Galloway, a predominantly rural area in South West Scotland where there is a local British Homeopathic Association Funded Homeopathic Clinic. It aimed to determine whether there was an association between expressed attitudes to homeopathy and a number of variables. Issues arising from the House of Lords Report on CAM were also explored. A self-administered questionnaire was addressed to all 135 GPs within Dumfries and Galloway. Descriptive statistics were used in the data analysis. The response rate was 75%. The NHS GP clinic accounted for 47% of total referrals for homeopathy. A total of 86.1% of GPs within Dumfries and Galloway were in favour of a local NHS Homeopathic Specialist Clinic. Forms of evidence most influential to GPs regarding homeopathy were: randomised controlled trials; audit data on patient outcomes; safety and patient satisfaction.

Author(s): 
Hamilton, E.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Journal Abbreviation: 
Homeopathy
Publication Date: 
2003-10
Publication Year: 
2003
Pages: 
190-194
Volume: 
92
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
1475-4916
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 14587685

Turabian/Chicago Citation

E. Hamilton. 2003-10. "Exploring General Practitioners' attitudes to homeopathy in Dumfries and Galloway." Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy 92: 4: 190-194.

Wikipedia Citation

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