Developing a measure of treatment beliefs: the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Beliefs Inventory


Bishop, F.L., Yardley, L. and Lewith, G. (2005) Developing a measure of treatment beliefs: the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Beliefs Inventory. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 13, (2), 144-149. (doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2005.01.005).

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Description/Abstract

Objectives:
The study aimed to develop a comprehensive generic measure of treatment beliefs, the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Beliefs Inventory (CAMBI), and to identify distinct dimensions of CAM-related beliefs.

Methods:
The CAMBI and other measures were presented and advertised online.

Results:
328 completed questionnaires were received. Factor analysis indicated three dimensions of beliefs could be identified. Subscales of the CAMBI were developed measuring beliefs in natural treatment, participation in treatment and holistic health. The subscales all had satisfactory reliability and were significantly correlated with CAM use (Spearman's rho = .18, .47 and .22 for natural treatments, holistic health and participation in treatment, respectively).

Conclusions:
The CAMBI measures three distinct dimensions of treatment beliefs, all of which are related to CAM use.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0965-2299 (print)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
ePrint ID: 24278
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:13
Contact Email Address: Flb100@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24278

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