Table 4

Preferences for training

Factors Affecting Training Preferences

Percentage Reporting Very important or Essential


Convenience

74

Time required for daily practice

61

Time commitment to complete training

59

Doing it at my own pace

59

Reputation of sponsoring institution

49

Reputation of teacher

47

Reinforcing or strengthening an existing skill or practice

42

Privacy

42

Consistent with my religious beliefs

35

Scientific studies supporting a particular practice

32

Introductory training

30

Getting to know the teacher better

19

Group training in person

16

Intensive training

13

Novelty (new type of practice for me)

13

Being part of a group

12


NOTE: Responses included -- not at all important; somewhat important; moderately important; very important; or essential. For simplicity, this table lists the percentage of respondents who reported very important/essential (combined).

Kemper et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:26   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-26

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