Volume 47 | Number 1pt1 | February 2012

Abstract List

Pamela Jo Johnson Ph.D., M.P.H., Andrew Ward, Lori Knutson, Sue Sendelbach


To examine personal use of complementary and alternative medicine () among health care workers.


Data are from the 2007 Alternative Health Supplement of the National Health Interview Survey. We examined a nationally representative sample of employed adults ( = 14,329), including a subsample employed in hospitals or ambulatory care settings ( = 1,280).

Study Design

We used multivariate logistic regression to estimate the odds of past year use.

Principal Findings

Health care workers are more likely than the general population to use . Among health care workers, health care providers are more likely to use than other occupations.


Personal use by health care workers may influence the integration of with conventional health care delivery. Future research on the effects of personal use by health care workers is therefore warranted.