Level of information, attitudes towards and readiness to use the methods of eastern medicine among bulgarian people Cover Image

Информираност, отношение и готовност на българина за използване на методите на източната медицина
Level of information, attitudes towards and readiness to use the methods of eastern medicine among bulgarian people

Author(s): Tsvetelina Tarpomanova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Methodology and research technology, Evaluation research, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Издателство на Медицински университет “Проф. д-р П. Стоянов“ - Варна
Keywords: Eastern medicine; non-conventional methods; level of information; attitudes; Eastern medicine methods consumers

Summary/Abstract: The personal health care is an individual purposeful activity for disease prevention and treatment. In this process, important roles play the approaches of the Western medicine as well as the non-conventional methods of the Eastern medicine. The aim of the current study is to assess the level of information, the attitude towards the methods of the Eastern medicine and the Bulgarian people’ readiness to use them. The sample consists of 250 Bulgarian citizens selected on a random basis, who live on the territory of Varna city. 44% of them self-determine themselves as acquainted with the essence of the Eastern medicine but 71,6% admit that they need more information about the diseases in which treatment these methods may be used. About three-quarters of the respondents (75,6%) do not have information about places in Varna where these non-conventional methods are applied. Almost the same number (70,8%) do now know that there is a working Center for Eastern Medicine at the Varna Medical University. The participants who would trust the use of non-conventional methods as an adjunct to the main therapy are more inclined to use these methods again or to recommend them to their relatives. Those, who are informed about the existence of the Medical University Center for Eastern Medicine are convinced about the advantage of the application of such methods for disease prevention. In order, to win the trust of the Bulgarian people and to mobilize their personal responsibility for health protection, it is necessary to use as main information channels about the role of the Eastern medicine methods the medical specialists as well as all the institutions that work in the public health field.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 51-54
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian