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Table 3 Practice characteristics and behaviours of whole cohort (N= 509)

From: Current preventative and health promotional care offered to patients by chiropractors in the United Kingdom: a survey

Question Proportion (%) N
Evidence informed?   
Yes 89.0 453
No 2.4 12
No answer 8.6 44
Lifestyle issues considered responsible to discuss   
Decrease alcohol consumption 61.7 314
Decrease psychosocial stress 80.4 409
Regular exercise 95.9 488
Improve eating 81.1 413
Improve posture 97.1 494
Improve movement patterns 90.2 459
Normalise sleep patterns 71.9 366
Smoking cessation 65.8 335
Other 11.8 60
Behaviours Evaluated/monitored   
Over-consumption alcohol 56.4 787
Psychosocial stress 82.3 419
Inactivity/Over activity 90.8 462
Poor diet 74.1 377
Poor posture 97.1 494
Faulty movement patterns 88.6 451
Disturbed sleep 72.9 371
Smoking 60.7 309
Other 7.7 39
Advice/resources given   
Over-consumption alcohol 53.8 274
Psychosocial stress 82.3 419
Inactivity/Over activity 91.6 466
Poor diet 78.6 400
Poor posture 96.3 490
Faulty movement patterns 88.0 448
Disturbed sleep 75.4 384
Smoking 56.6 288
Other 8.8 45
Set goals/re-evaluate progress   
Over-consumption alcohol 20.6 105
Psychosocial stress 40.5 206
Inactivity/Over activity 72.7 370
Poor diet 41.7 212
Poor posture 80.4 409
Faulty movement patterns 70.7 360
Disturbed sleep 34.8 177
Smoking 20.0 102
Other 6.7 34
Frequency of setting/review goals   
Up to 50% of visits 48.5 247
51-100% of visits 41.6 212
Never 4.7 24
Only per patient request 5.1 26
Successful resources to prevent disease/promote health   
Verbal advice from chiropractor 68.8 350
Written advice from chiropractor 10.6 54
Brochures/Pamphlets 3.3 17
Internal/External referral 6.3 32
Internet website address 1.4 7
Place address/contact number 0.2 1
No answer 9.4 48