Table 2

Institutional guarantees and trust in CAM

Professional

association

Quality certification

mark

Degree in

CAM

Degree in conventional

medicine


Total sample

(N = 871)

(N = 871)

(N = 872)

(N = 870)

Highly increases trust

6.0%

5.3%

5.7%

27.9%

Increases trust

53.0%

48.7%

47.0%

58.4%

Neutral

39.3%

44.0%

45.6%

12.0%

Decreases trust

0.5%

0.7%

0.3%

0.6%

Highly decreases trust

1.3%

1.4%

1.3%

1.1%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%


CAM non users

(N = 447)

(N = 446)

(N = 447)

(N = 446)

Highly increases trust

2.0%

2.2%

2.0%

21.5%

Increases trust

45.9%

43.3%

40.5%

61.4%

Neutral

49.0%

51.1%

54.8%

13.9%

Decreases trust

0.9%

1.1%

0.7%

0.9%

Highly decreases trust

2.2%

2.2%

2.0%

2.2%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%


CAM users

(N = 324)

(N = 324)

(N = 324)

(N = 325)

Highly increases trust

11.1%

9.6%

10.8%

36.0%

Increases trust

61.4%

54.0%

53.7%

53.8%

Neutral

27.2%

35.5%

34.9%

9.8%

Decreases trust

-

0.3%

-

0.3%

Highly decreases trust

0.3%

0.6%

0.6%

-

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%


van der Schee and Groenewegen BMC Public Health 2010 10:128   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-128

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