Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1993 Mar; 113(9): 1055-7.
[Attitudes to acupuncture--a questionnaire study among medical students in TromsÃ¸]
Medisinstudiet FagomrÃ¥det medisin, Universitetet i TromsÃ¸.
In February 1992, 80% of the medical students at TromsÃ¸ University filled in a questionnaire concerning attitudes to acupuncture. 63% of the students would recommend acupuncture when the diagnosis was migraine, while 14% of the students would support a patient who tried acupuncture as cancer therapy. 86% of the students thought that placebo could account for 25-50% of the effect of acupuncture. Most of the students wanted more scientific documentation, although 75% said that acupuncture already was, or at least should be, part of the ordinary health care system. The main result of this study was a generally positive attitude towards acupuncture. The students want to learn the method, and they will recommend acupuncture for their future patients.