Table 2.

Predicting Physicians’ Belief that Incorporating Mind-Body Approaches Would Improve the Prevention and Treatment of Common Medical Conditions*

Significant Predictorsβ CoefficientP Value
Belief that a lack of evidence represents a significant barrier−.275<.001
Belief that formal training regarding the role of psychosocial factors was useful.179<.001
Use mind-body methods to manage own health.153<.001
Gender (female).151<.001
Belief that lack of expertise is a barrier−.07<.05
Report that spiritual beliefs are important to them in their work.064<.05
  • * Physicians’ rating of the usefulness of mind-body methods for insomnia, low back pain, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, headache, combined into a single score.