Table 2

Readiness Index: Overall and Compared by ND Interest Subgroups

Area of Readiness Index

Total Sample

(n = 219)

Mean (SD)

ND Interested

(n = 106)

Mean (SD)

Less ND Interested

(n = 114)

Mean (SD)

P value


1. Think about consequences of not changing SC:

5.28 (1.05)

5.41 (0.91)

5.16 (1.15)

0.08


2. Feel current SC could be improved

4.36 (1.44)

4.49 (1.31)

4.23 (1.54)

0.18


3. Need to change SC:

5.02 (1.21)

5.02 (1.23)

5.03 (1.2)

0.96


4. Have plan to change SC:

4.59 (1.24)

4.81 (1.16)

4.38 (1.28)

0.01


5. Think about fitting SC into life:

4.92 (1.06)

5.01 (1.06)

4.83 (1.06)

0.22


6. Have plan to overcome SC barriers:

4.11 (1.30)

4.14 (1.32)

4.09 (1.29)

0.77


7. Willing to make sacrifices for SC:

4.89 (1.00)

5.01 (0.98)

4.77 (1.01)

0.08


8. Determined to succeed in SC:

4.96 (1.00)

5.15 (0.90)

4.79 (1.06)

0.007


9. Committed to making lasting changes in SC:

4.89 (1.00)

5.60 (0.94)

4.73 (1.03)

0.02


Table 2 details mean responses to the Readiness Index instrument by the entire survey sample and compared by ND Interest subgroups. Mean responses are based on a 1-6 Likert scale with 1 = "Strongly disagree", 4 = "Agree", 6 = "Strongly agree". The reported P-values are for differences in means between ND Interest subgroups compared by two-sided t-test. SC = self-care.

Bradley et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:121   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-121

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