Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Aspects of Spirituality in Medical Doctors and Their Relation to Specific Views of Illness and Dealing with Their Patients' Individual Situation

Table 2

Aspects of spirituality (main scales and respective subscales) in physicians.

Religious orientationQuest orientationAspiring beauty/wisdomConscious interactionsCompassion/generosityTranscendence conviction
Action/emotionAction (intention)Action/intentionAction Intention Cognition

All physicians
Mean 49.274.775.083.481.666.6
SD25.520.618.014.215.027.5

Gender
Female
 Mean 51.0775.8676.7286.2583.2568.34
 SD27.2222.4218.4013.1814.6426.00
Male
 Mean 48.1674.0474.0081.6080.5665.37
 SD27.8919.6717.8014.5815.0128.50
value0.60.41.36.21.90.7
valuen.s.n.s.n.s.0.013n.s.n.s.

Specialisation
CAM
 Mean 43.6172.8772.0789.7282.9860.90
 SD31.5822.7518.7911.5516.3729.67
AM
 Mean 67.9187.1086.4188.2988.1092.56
 SD17.6812.2412.0811.5012.3315.01
Psychotherapy
 Mean 45.5081.0978.5383.3384.6261.30
 SD28.6315.9116.6516.8317.4325.74
None/conventional
 Mean 45.9469.6571.3779.3878.2360.97
 SD25.9521.5018.1014.2214.1025.38
-value8.69.08.78.65.318.4
-value<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.00010.001<0.0001

Scores > 50% indicate a positive attitude, while scores < 50 indicate a rejection or disagreement.

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