Knowledge, attitudes and practice of general practitioners towards complementary and alternative medicine in Doha, Qatar
AbstractA cross-sectional study of knowledge, attitudes and practice of general practitioners [GPs] towards complementary and alternative medicine [CAM] was conducted in Doha, Qatar. Out of 119 respondents, 39.1% reported poor knowledge about CAM. Self-reported knowledge was highest for counselling and psychotherapy [69.0%], diet and supplements [68.1%], acupuncture [45.2%], herbal medicine [47.3%] and massage [42.5%]. While 83.8% described their attitude to CAM as welcoming and 97.5% were interested to learn more about it, fewer [30.1%] had practised it before, referred patients [24.8%] or asked patients' about their use of CAM [34.8%]. Their own lack of knowledge and training in CAM was seen as a barrier to its use by 60.0% of the GPs
Al Shaar, I.A.M.S., Ismail, M.F.S., Yousuf, W.A.A.A. & Salama, R.E. (2010). Knowledge, attitudes and practice of general practitioners towards complementary and alternative medicine in Doha, Qatar. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117910
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (5), 522-527, 2010
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