Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults who had seen a practitioner for a therapeutic movement technique during the past 12 months (MOVALEXYR, MOVFELDYR, MOVPILAT, or MOVTRAG) and had told a conventional medical professional about their use of a therapeutic movement technique (MOVLCONVHP), MOVLPSYCHO indicates whether they had reported their use of a therapeutic movement technique to a psychologist or social worker.
In both 2002 and 2007, interviewers asked, "During the past 12 months, did you let any of these conventional medical professionals know about your use of a therapeutic movement technique?" and handed the respondent a card listing several types of conventional health care practitioners. If the answer was affirmative (i.e., a "Yes" response in MOVLCONVP), interviewers asked the follow-up question, "Which ones [did you tell]?" and noted, "You may choose more than one."
In both 2002 and 2007, the list of conventional medical professionals included the following:
- Medical doctor (including specialists) (MOVLMD)
- Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (MOVLNURS)
- Psychiatrist (MOVLPSYCHI)
- Dentist (including specialists) (MOVLDENT)
In 2007, the list included additional categories of conventional medical professionals. One such addition was "psychologist/social worker." The other categories of conventional medical professionals that were specified in 2007 only were:
- Pharmacist (MOVLPHARM)
- Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) (MOVLDO)
For more information about the full range of variables related to a therapeutic movement technique, including definitions, see MOVALEXYR.
MOVLPSYCHO is available for 2007 only. In both 2002 and 2007, information was collected on whether use of a therapeutic movement technique was reported to a psychiatrist. For comparison of results between the two years, researchers may wish to combine the variables relating to psychiatrists and psychologists/social workers; see MOVLPSYCHI for discussion.
For discussion of comparability issues affecting MOVLPSYCHO and related variables, see MOVLCONVHP. Only persons with a positive response in MOVLCONVHP were asked the follow-up question for MOVLPSYCHO.
- 2007: Sample adults age 18+ who have seen a practitioner for movement technique during the past 12 months and have let a conventional medical professional know about their use of movement technique.
- 2007 : SAMPWEIGHT