Table 3

Practitioner Characteristics for Item Development

Female

27 (90%)

Male

3 (10%)


Race/Ethnicity

White, non-Hispanic

18 (60%)

African American

9 (30%)

Asian

1 (3%)

Hispanic/Latino

2 (7%)


CAM Therapy Practiced*

Massage Therapy

7 (23%)

Naturopathy

4 (13%)

Traditional Chinese Medicine

4 (13%)

Reiki

2 (7%)

Holistic Health Education

2 (7%)

Midwifery

2 (7%)

Integrative Medicine

2 (7%)

Meditation

1 (3%)

Chiropractic

1 (3%)

Dietician/Nutritionist

1 (3%)

Biomagnetic Touch

1 (3%)

Homeopathy

1 (3%)

Qi Gong

1 (3%)

Soul Memory Discovery

1 (3%)

Personal Development and Literacy

1 (3%)

Ho'oponopono

1 (3%)


Number of CAM Therapies Practiced

Mean (SD)

2 (1.67)


* Percentage based on the total number of providers (N = 30); providers were asked to list all the types of modalities they practice.

Ritenbaugh et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:135   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-135

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