Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Ayurveda: Between Religion, Spirituality, and Medicine

Table 3

Factor analysis of participants’ characterization of Ayurveda.

VariablesFactors
1234

Ayurveda = spirituality?0.8
Ayurveda = philosophical system?0.8
Ayurveda = way of life?0.7
Ayurveda = religion?0.8
Ayurveda = religious doctrine?0.7
Ayurveda = esoterism?0.7
Ayurveda = medical system?0.8
Ayurveda = science?0.6
Ayurveda = philosophy of life?0.6
Ayurveda = complement to modern medicine?0.8
Ayurveda = closed medical system, which does not require a combination with western medicine?−0.7
Ayurveda = scientific in a modern western sense?0.5

(Values are omitted, if −0.5 < < 0.5).

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