Factors Affecting the Intention of Nurses and Caregivers to Use Alternative Medicine

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  • Jeong, Ok Min (Nambu University Graduate School of Alternative Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Meong ju (Nambu University Alternative Medicine)
  • 정옥민 (남부대학교 일반대학원 대체의학과) ;
  • 김명주 (남부대학교 일반대학원 대체의학과)
  • Received : 2018.01.22
  • Accepted : 2018.03.20
  • Published : 2018.03.28


The purpose of this study was to identify the perception of alternative medicine and factors affecting the intention to use for nurses and caregiver. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, this study was conducted to examine the awareness of alternative medicine, use experience, and intention to use for 400 workers in hospitals and nursing homes. The results of the analysis are summarized as follows. Recognition of alternative medicine effected on reliability of alternative medicine, awareness and use experience. In addition, experience with alternative medicine has a negative impact on the intention to use alternative medicine. In conclusion, this study suggested that the development of alternative medicine requires efforts to improve the therapeutic effect of alternative medicine.


Alternative Therapies;Alternative Medicine;Nurses;Caregivers;Use survey


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