Social Perceptions of Conventional Versus Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Slovakia

Erika Loučanová, Martina Nosáľová

Abstract


The aim of the paper is detecting the attitudes of society in Slovakia towards conventional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). A modified methodological approach of Kano model was used for tracking the object under examination on a random set of 275 individuals from Slovakia. The stated hypothesis was that conventional medicine is preferred to complementary and alternative medicine. The results confirmed the society in Slovakia prefers conventional medicine to complementary and alternative in case of diseases. Complementary and alternative medicine is more used to reduce the symptoms associated with a disease or eliminate the side effects of conventional medicine.

Keywords


conventional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, attitude, behavior, Kano model

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14267/CJSSP.2020.2.5

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ISSN: 2062-087X

DOI: 10.14267/issn.2062-087X