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Table 3 The extent evidence-based clinical practice within the past month among chiropractic orthopedic diplomates ( n= 135)

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

  Never (%) 1-5 times (%) 6-10 times (%) 11-15 times (%) ≥16 times (%)
I have read/reviewed professional literature related to my practice 2 (1.5) 64 (47.4) 26 (19.3) 12 (8.9) 31 (23.0)
I have read/reviewed clinical research findings related to my practice 8 (5.9) 72 (53.3) 22 (16.3) 11 (8.1) 22 (16.3)
I have used professional literature or research findings to assist my clinical decision-making 9 (6.7) 66 (48.9) 24 (17.8) 8 (5.9) 28 (20.7)
I have used professional literature or research findings to change my clinical practice 17 (12.6) 78 (57.8) 14 (10.4) 4 (3.0) 22 (16.3)
I have used an online database to search for practice related literature or research 37 (27.4) 53 (39.3) 19 (14.1) 7 (5.2) 19 (14.1)
I have used and online search engine to search for practice related literature or research 8 (5.9) 48 (35.6) 37 (27.4) 16 (11.9) 26 (19.3)
I have consulted a colleague or industry expert to assist my clinical decision-making 24 (17.8) 77 (57.0) 14 (10.4) 6 (4.4) 14 (10.4)
I have referred to magazines, layperson/self-help books, or non-government/non-education institution websites to assist my clinical decision-making 61 (45.2) 51 (37.8) 12 (8.9) 4 (3.0) 7 (5.2)