Knowledge and Opinion of Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Midwives Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Spain

Holist Nurs Pract. 2019 Jan/Feb;33(1):52-59. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000306.


The objective of this article is to present the results from a cross-sectional survey carried out to assess and compare knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of the obstetrician-gynecologists and midwives, regarding a set of complementary and alternative therapies in the area of the Corredor del Henares in Spain. The results show a high percentage of acceptance regarding complementary and alternative therapies in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, and more than half of the Spanish professionals of reproductive health would like to learn more about these therapies.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Complementary Therapies / methods*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Health Services Accessibility / standards
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nurse Midwives / standards*
  • Nurse Midwives / statistics & numerical data
  • Obstetrics / standards*
  • Obstetrics / statistics & numerical data
  • Spain
  • Surveys and Questionnaires