The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently opened a center for the study of the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). While the NlH has conducted a few random sampling studies, none have examined the knowledge and use of CAM among undergraduates and whether these differ by gender. 111 college students were asked about the usage of a variety of CAM techniques, as well as about beliefs and opinions about CAM techniques. Several gender differences emerged. Implications for college wellness centers will be discussed.
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Pritchard, Mary E.; Elison-Bowers, Patt; Book, Phares; and Birdsall, Bobbie. (2008). "Gender Differences in CAM Usage in Undergraduates". Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2008169-173.