The purpose of this descriptive, cross-sectional study was to discover the level of knowledge and the attitudes held by Louisiana registered nurses toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Rosemarie Parse's Theory of Human Becoming served as its theoretical underpinning. The 1118 members of the Louisiana State Nurses Association were surveyed using the Nurse Complementary and Alternative Medicine Knowledge and Attitude Survey (Nr CAMK&M) yielding a return rate of 13.7% (N=154) with a knowledge group means score of 46.4% (SD=16.9), and an attitudes group means score of 2.077 where 1 equaled strongly agree and 5 equaled strongly disagree. Findings indicate a positive attitude toward CAM and a need for nursing education. There was no significant correlation between knowledge of CAM and educational level nor years in nursing practice.
|Commitee:||Ellis, Michele, Sealey, Lorinda|
|School:||Southeastern Louisiana University|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Alternative Medicine, Nursing, Health education|
|Keywords:||Complementary and alternative medicine, Nursing|
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