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Internal health locus of control in users of complementary and alternative medicine: a cross-sectional survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2014
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Title
Internal health locus of control in users of complementary and alternative medicine: a cross-sectional survey
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-14-320
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Authors

Lena Schützler, Claudia M Witt

Abstract

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used in Germany, with some treatments eligible for health insurance reimbursements. CAM encourages patients to play an active role in their healing process. The belief that a person's own behavior influences health is assessed as the internal health locus of control (IHLOC). Studies on the association between IHLOC and CAM use yield inconsistent results. Using various indicators of CAM use, we evaluated whether there were differences in IHLOC between different groups of CAM users.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 24%
Student > Master 6 16%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 21%
Psychology 8 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 10 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 September 2014.
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#2,577,779
of 5,204,457 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#814
of 1,573 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#62,681
of 135,384 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#53
of 116 outputs
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