|Attitudes of CAM users toward conventional medicine (n = 64)|
|Discussed CAM with physician|
|Reasons for concealing the fact of using CAMa|
|Not necessary to tell||45||90.0|
|Afraid the physician may not be happy if she/he knows it||2||4.0|
|To avoid distracting the physician||1||2.0|
|Afraid the physician will prohibit using CAM||1||2.0|
|Physician is too busy to talk on the topic||1||2.0|
|Discontinuing the conventional medicine regimen|
CAM: complementary and alternative medicine.
a: Data from those who used CAM but did not discuss it with a physician (N = 50).
Gau et al.
Gau et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:211 doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-211