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Table 1 CHBQ items [5]

From: Comparative analysis of 1st, 2nd, and 4th year MD students' attitudes toward Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)

1) The physical and mental health are maintained by an underlying energy or vital force.
2) Health and disease are a reflection of balance between positive life-enhancing forces and negative destructive forces.
3) The body is essentially self-healing and the task of a health care provider is to assist in the healing process.
4) A patient's symptoms should be regarded as a manifestation of general imbalance or dysfunction affecting the whole body.
5) A patient's expectations, health beliefs and values should be integrated into the patient care process.
6) Complementary therapies are a threat to public health. (reverse scaled)
7) Treatments not tested in a scientifically recognized manner should be discouraged. (reverse scaled)
8) Effects of complementary therapies are usually the result of a placebo effect. (reverse scaled)
9) Complementary therapies include ideas and methods from which conventional medicine could benefit.
10) Most complementary therapies stimulate the body's natural therapeutic powers.