QUT ePrints

Development of an Attitudes Towards Complementary Therapies Scale for Psychologists

Wilson, Lee-Ann M. & White, Katherine M. (2007) Development of an Attitudes Towards Complementary Therapies Scale for Psychologists. Clinical Psychologist, 11(2), pp. 37-44.

View at publisher

Abstract

This study designed and tested a scale to measure psychologists’ attitudes towards complementary and alternative therapies. The scale, derived from existing measures for medical professionals, was tested on a sample of psychology students (N = 163) using an online survey. The data were factor analysed and three correlated subscales were identified, assessing the perceived importance of knowledge about available therapies, attitudes towards integration with psychological practice, and concerns about associated risks of use. It is anticipated that this newly developed scale with be useful in gauging changes in attitudes towards psychology practice over time, as well as in planning educational initiatives within the field of psychology.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

1,148 since deposited on 29 Oct 2007
253 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 10459
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1080/13284200701411544
ISSN: 1328-4207
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Clinical Psychologist, Volume 11, Issue 2 July 2007 , pages 37 - 44
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:33

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page