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This study analysed NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) personality trait data in middle-aged and older Australian women and their CAM usage. Participants were women from the Longitudinal study of Ageing in Women (LAW study) aged 47 to 87 years (N = 419). Only the NEO-FFI trait of Openness was significantly correlated with cumulative CAM product use. Regression models revealed that number of specialists' consultations, number of CAM products used and reported level of physical and leisure activities were predictive of CAM therapy use; while age was predictive of CAM product use.

Original publication

DOI

10.1177/1359105310375635

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Health Psychol

Publication Date

03/2011

Volume

16

Pages

314 - 321

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Anxiety, Australia, Complementary Therapies, Depression, Humans, Logistic Models, Longitudinal Studies, Middle Aged, Personality, Surveys and Questionnaires