Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Explain Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Hong Kong Chinese in Britain

Rochelle, TL, Shardlow, SM and Ng, SH 2015, 'Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Explain Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Hong Kong Chinese in Britain' , Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015 , pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The UK Chinese are known for their underutilisation of western healthcare services. Reasons for this underutilisation are complex. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) is a widely used model of social cognition, which in the present study is being applied to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) utilisation and satisfaction with TCM services. Two hundred and seventy-two UK Chinese aged between 15 and 91 years (; SD = 18.53) enrolled in the study. TCM utilisation was associated with gender, age, cultural attachment, and subjective norms. TCM users were more likely to be female and older and have a strong attachment to Chinese culture, and be influenced by the views of important others. Findings highlight the potential of the TPB in exploring TCM utilisation, whilst also throwing light on other factors influential in the use of TCM and satisfaction with TCM service provision among Chinese in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
ISSN: 1741-427X
Depositing User: WM Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 11:19
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40680

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