Methods of validating research in complementary therapies
Conclusion: Osteopathic medical students had a positive attitude toward CAM and had high levels of self-reported CAM knowledge and use.
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These CAM courses were likely to give introductory information about popular CAM-related topics.
tried to determine the difference in the practice of CAM by osteopathic and allopathic primary care physicians.
They reported that osteopathic physicians were more open to CAM practices involving administration of medication and practices using procedural techniques.
Berman et al also found that osteopathic physicians had more training in such CAM practices, were more likely to consider them legitimate, and were more likely to have used them.
The validity of these investigations is limited by the lower rate of participation of osteopathic physicians (66 [8.4%] of 783 physicians) compared with allopathic physicians.