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Table 6 Response frequency and means of Barriers to EBP uptake items (Part E of E-BASE)

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

PART E Items Not a barrier (1) Minor barrier (2) Moderate barrier (3) Major barrier (4) Mean (Range = 1-4)
Lack of time 19.2% 33.0% 34.1% 13.7% 2.4
Lack of clinical evidence in complementary and alternative medicine 18.9% 37.2% 32.2% 11.7% 2.4
Lack of industry support for EBP 31.4% 31.6% 26.3% 10.7% 2.2
Lack of incentive to participate in EBP 34.6% 29.2% 26.2% 10.0% 2.1
Insufficient skills for interpreting research 34.3% 38.7% 19.9% 7.1% 2.0
Insufficient skills for locating research 39.7% 37.3% 16.8% 6.2% 1.9
Insufficient skills to critically appraise/evaluate the literature 35.8% 39.8% 18.8% 5.6% 1.9
Lack of colleague support for EBP 44.1% 32.7% 17.0% 6.2% 1.9
Insufficient skills to apply research findings to clinical practice 39.9% 41.5% 15.8% 2.8% 1.8
Lack of relevance to chiropractic practice 47.1% 29.1% 17.8% 6.0% 1.8
Patient preference for treatment 41.5% 38.0% 16.8% 3.7% 1.8
Lack of interest in EBP 52.5% 30.5% 12.6% 4.4% 1.7
Lack of resources (i.e. access to a computer, the internet or online databases) 60.0% 26.8% 10.4% 2.8% 1.6
  1. These are responses to the question “On a scale ranging from ‘not a barrier’ to ‘major barrier’, to what extent do the following factors prevent you from participating in EBP”?