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A pilot study of the attitudes and awareness of homœopathy shown by patients in three Manchester pharmacies

Authors
Journal
British Homoeopathic journal
0007-0785
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
81
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0007-0785(05)80177-2
Keywords
  • HomœOpathy
  • Over The Counter
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Questionnaire
  • Public Awareness
  • Social Class
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacology

Abstract

Abstract This pilot study was designed to determine public awareness of, and attitudes to, homœopathy by distributing a questionnaire to a random sample of patients attending three pharmacies in different areas of Greater Manchester. It was found that 78% of the people had some degree of knowledge of homœopathy, but a significant number of these were adjudged as being from social classes A, B and C 1. Attitudes did not appear to differ between those who had used homœopathy and those who had not, there being a positive view in general. A need for a continuing homœopathic education programme for prescribers and the provision of more information for potential patients was identified.

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