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Table 2 The skill level chiropractic orthopedic diplomates have in evidence-based clinical practice (5-point Likert scale) ( n= 143)

From: Attitudes toward evidence-based clinical practice among doctors of chiropractic with diplomate-level training in orthopedics

  1 (poor) (%) 2 (%) 3 (average) (%) 4 (%) 5 (advanced) (%)
Identifying knowledge gaps in practice 0 (0) 4 (2.8) 32 (22.4) 75 (42.4) 65 (52.4)
Identifying answerable clinical questions 0 (0) 1 (0.7) 11 (7.7) 77 (53.8) 54 (37.8)
Locating professional literature 2 (1.4) 8 (5.6) 36 (25.2) 54 (37.8) 43 (30.1)
Online database searching 5 (3.5) 15 (10.5) 38 (26.6) 43 (30.1) 42 (29.4)
Retrieving evidence 5 (3.5) 16 (11.2) 43 (30.1) 46 (32.2) 33 (23.1)
Critical appraisal of the evidence 7 (4.9) 19 (13.3) 41 (28.7) 56 (39.2) 20 (14.0)
Applying research evidence to patient care 4 (2.8) 11 (7.7) 36 (25.2) 70 (49.0) 22 (15.4)
Using findings from clinical research 4 (2.8) 16 (11.2) 46 (32.2) 59 (41.3) 18 (12.6)
Using findings from systematic reviews 14 (9.8) 25 (17.5) 40 (28.0) 48 (33.6) 16 (11.2)
Synthesis of research evidence 8 (5.6) 18 (12.6) 58 (40.6) 45 (31.5) 14 (9.8)