CAM Practitioners in Singapore

CAM Practitioners in Singapore

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Researchers from the School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia have looked at the profile and health attitudes of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practitioners in Singapore.

Using a questionnaire based approach they achieved a 33% response rate and found that, in the paper published in the Journal, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, in Singapore, CAM Practitioners tend to be:

*Middle-aged

Female

Specialising in more than one CAM modality (2-3 on average)

Almost half (45%) of the participants possessed a degree

Massage was the most commonly practiced modality.

Some were in a Group Practice (with from 2 to 15 practitioners)

Most practitioners (69%) experienced a radical change in job type to become a CAM practitioner

The cost and duration of initial consultation and treatment ranged from SG$20 to SG$345 and 30-120min, respectively. (As at 28/03/2013 – one Singapore Dollar = 0.53 Pounds (Sterling); [£10.62 - £183]; US Dollar = 0.805; $1.24; [$16.13 - $277.55])

The most common source of CAM information was seminars/lectures/workshops (76%).

Communication and referral between CAM and orthodox medicine practitioners are high (>70%).

Participants perceived CAM to be more suitable for disease prevention than treatment of serious medical conditions.

It is interesting to note that there are similarities with CAM Practitioners in many other countries, although many might not agree with the last point?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23374204

 

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