Attitudes and Practices of University Health Education Faculty Related to Alternative Medicine

  • Roland Lamarine California State University, Chico, California
  • K. John Fisher Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, Oregon
  • Vic Sbarbaro California State University, Chico, California

Abstract

This study determined attitudes and practices, including gender differences, of university health education faculty regarding advocacy and use of alternative medicine. A random sample of health education instructors from institutions offering degrees in health education was surveyed using a written questionnaire. Health education instructors from 41 out of 48 states and territories with programs in health education responded to this survey, comprising a total of 220 usable responses. Results of this survey indicated health education instructors were more likely than the general population to use alternative medicine therapies. The majority of instructors who used such therapies reported high to moderate levels of satisfaction. Significant gender differences were uncovered regarding use, satisfaction, and advocacy for alternative medicine.

Published
2003-09-01
How to Cite
Lamarine, R., Fisher, K. J., & Sbarbaro, V. (2003). Attitudes and Practices of University Health Education Faculty Related to Alternative Medicine. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 1(3), 105-122. https://doi.org/10.32398/cjhp.v1i3.2108