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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), pp. 144-149. (doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2005.01.005).

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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.

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Published date: 2005


Local EPrints ID: 24278
ISSN: 0965-2299
PURE UUID: 99057fea-81aa-4768-b7c3-88af6fa2c41a
ORCID for F.L. Bishop: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 30 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:14

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