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US chiropractors’ attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice: A cross-sectional national survey

Overview of attention for article published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, May 2015
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Title
US chiropractors’ attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice: A cross-sectional national survey
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Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12998-015-0060-0
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Michael J Schneider, Roni Evans, Mitchell Haas, Matthew Leach, Cheryl Hawk, Cynthia Long, Gregory D Cramer, Oakland Walters, Corrie Vihstadt, Lauren Terhorst

Abstract

Evidence based practice (EBP) is being increasingly utilized by health care professionals as a means of improving the quality of health care. The introduction of EBP principles into the chiropractic profession is a relatively recent phenomenon. There is currently a lack of information about the EBP literacy level of US chiropractors and the barriers/facilitators to the use of EBP in the chiropractic profession. A nationwide EBP survey of US chiropractors was administered online (Nov 2012-Mar 2013) utilizing a validated self-report instrument (EBASE) in which three sub-scores are reported: attitudes, skills and use. Means, medians, and frequency distributions for each of the sub-scores were generated. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the demographic characteristics of the sample. Means and proportions were calculated for all of the responses to each of the questions in the survey. A total of 1,314 US chiropractors completed the EBASE survey; the sample appeared to be representative of the US chiropractic profession. Respondents were predominantly white (94.3%), male (75%), 47 (+/- 11.6) years of age, and in practice for more than 10 years (60%). EBASE sub-score means (possible ranges) were: attitudes, 31.4 (8-40); skills, 44.3 (13-65); and use, 10.3 (0-24). Survey participants generally held favorable attitudes toward EBP, but reported less use of EBP. A minority of participants indicated that EBP coursework (17%) and critical thinking (29%) were a major part of their chiropractic education. The most commonly reported barrier to the use of EBP was "lack of time". Almost 90% of the sample indicated that they were interested in improving their EBP skills. American chiropractors appear similar to chiropractors in other countries, and other health professionals regarding their favorable attitudes towards EBP, while expressing barriers related to EBP skills such as research relevance and lack of time. This suggests that the design of future EBP educational interventions should capitalize on the growing body of EBP implementation research developing in other health disciplines. This will likely include broadening the approach beyond a sole focus on EBP education, and taking a multilevel approach that also targets professional, organizational and health policy domains.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 4%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 46 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 14%
Student > Master 7 14%
Other 7 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 14 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 12%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Psychology 3 6%
Other 11 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 10 September 2019.
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#755,706
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#43
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