A structural equation model for pharmacy students' acquiring knowledge-based behavior towards complementary and alternative medicine


Tarhan N., Arslan M., Sar S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, vol.16, pp.54-60, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eujim.2017.10.007
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-60
  • Keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, Pharmacy practice, Theory of planned behavior, Structural equation model, CAM EDUCATION, ATTITUDES, BELIEFS, PERCEPTIONS, THERAPIES, FACULTY

Abstract

Introduction: The main objective of this study is modelling pharmacy students' acquisition of knowledge-based behavior towards complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by using attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavior and intention. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first study designed for pharmacy students' acquiring knowledge-based behavior towards CAM in the light of Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) via structural equation modelling (SEM).