Perfil sociodemográfico del usuario de la homeopatía en España

Perfil sociodemográfico del usuario de la homeopatía en España

Reference

Cano-Orón, L., Mendoza-Poudereux, I. y Moreno-Castro, C. (2018). Perfil sociodemográfico del usuario de la homeopatía en España. Atención Primaria, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aprim.2018.07.006

Abstract

Objective
To identify the sociodemographic profile of the homeopathy user in Spain.
Design
Quantitative study.
Location
Spain.
Corpus
The Centre for Sociological Research database (Study 3205, February 2018), with a total of 2,486 interviews, and the sub-sample that includes all patients who have claimed to use homeopathy in Spain in the last 12 months (n = 124).
Main measurements
The percentages, means and/or standard deviation of the factors were calculated, as well as the significance of the changes in the different variables analysed in the general population, and the specific users of homeopathy in Spain. This was determined by the variance analysis or Pearson’s χ2 test, depending on the nature of the variable in the study.
Results
The homeopathy user-type profile in Spain is a woman, of middle/high social status, with higher university studies, and with a progressive political ideology.
Conclusions
The Spanish profile is similar to that in other international studies.

Keywords

Homeopathy; Complementary therapies; User; Survey