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Table 5 Response frequency and means of Use of EBP items (Part D of E-BASE)

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

PART D Item None (0) Very small (1-25%) (1) Small (26-50%) (2) Moderate (51-75%) (3) Large (76-99%) (4) All (100%) (5) Mean (Range=1-5)
What percentage of your practice do you estimate is based on clinical research evidence (i.e. evidence from clinical trials)? 2.7% 21.2% 21.0% 32.3% 21.0% 1.8% 2.5
PART D Items 0 times (0) 1-5 times (1) 6-10 times (2) 11-15 times (3) 16+ times (4) Mean (Range=0-4)
*I have read/reviewed professional literature (i.e. professional journals & textbooks) related to my practice 3.4% 41.9% 22.6% 8.7% 23.4% 2.1
*I have used an online search engine to search for practice related literature or research 7.9% 39.0% 23.5% 9.9% 19.7% 1.9
*I have read/reviewed clinical research findings related to my practice 7.8% 48.3% 17.4% 7.5% 19.0% 1.8
*I have used professional literature or research findings to assist my clinical decision making 11.0% 52.1% 14.8% 6.3% 15.8% 1.6
*I have used an online database to search for practice related literature or research 28.6% 36.5% 12.4% 6.4% 16.1% 1.4
*I have used professional literature or research findings to change my clinical Practice 23.2% 48.9% 11.3% 4.3% 12.3% 1.3
I have consulted a colleague or industry expert to assist my clinical decision making 22.5% 51.8% 13.5% 4.7% 7.5% 1.2
I have referred to magazines, layperson/self-help books, or non-government/non-education institution websites to assist my clinical decision making 35.6% 43.8% 11.1% 4.2% 5.3% 1.0
  1. *The sum of the 6 items with asterisks comprises the “Use” sub-score, which ranges from 0-24. See Figure 3 for frequency distribution graph of the “use” sub-scores. These are responses to the question “Indicate how often you have performed the following activities over the last month”.