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Gimme that old time religion: the influence of the healthcare belief system of chiropractic's early leaders on the development of x-ray imaging in the profession

Overview of attention for article published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, October 2014
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Title
Gimme that old time religion: the influence of the healthcare belief system of chiropractic's early leaders on the development of x-ray imaging in the profession
Published in
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12998-014-0036-5
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Authors

Kenneth John Young

Abstract

Chiropractic technique systems have been historically documented to advocate overutilization of radiography. Various rationales for this have been explored in the literature. However, little consideration has been given to the possibility that the healthcare belief system of prominent early chiropractors may have influenced the use of the diagnostic modality through the years. The original rationale was the visualisation of chiropractic subluxations, defined as bones slightly out of place, pressing on nerves, and ultimately causing disease. This paradigm of radiography has survived in parts of the chiropractic profession, despite lacking evidence of clinical validity. The purpose of this paper is to compare the characteristics of the chiropractic technique systems that have utilised radiography for subluxation detection with the characteristics of religion, and to discover potential historical links that may have facilitated the development of those characteristics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 6%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 32 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 9 26%
Student > Master 7 20%
Researcher 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Other 6 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 14%
Unspecified 3 9%
Arts and Humanities 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Other 8 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 October 2016.
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#1,064,170
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Outputs from Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
#80
of 322 outputs
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#27,201
of 276,040 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
#11
of 32 outputs
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