Further research with large-scale samples and longitudinal designs is warranted to understand the potential value of the new model.
Interest in and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has generally continued to grow over the past several decades, as has our understanding of why people use CAM and their patterns of CAM use.
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Research on continued CAM use has been largely atheoretical and has not considered the broader range of psychological and behavioral factors that may be involved.
The purpose of this study was to test a new conceptual model of commitment to CAM use that implicates utilitarian (trust in CAM) and symbolic (perceived fit with CAM) in psychological and behavioral dimensions of CAM commitment. A series hierarchical regression analyses controlling for relevant demographic variables found that the utilitarian and symbolic values uniquely accounted for significant and substantial proportion of the variance in each of the three CAM commitment indicators ( The findings provide preliminary support for the new model that posits that CAM commitment is a multi-dimensional psychological state with behavioral indicators.
From this perspective CAM can be viewed as a particular “brand” of health care that the consumer chooses.
Our new model of CAM commitment is based on a model of brand commitment developed, tested and validated across three independent samples of consumers by Wang .