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Table 7 Response frequency and means of Facilitators of EBP uptake items (Part F of E-BASE)

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

PART F Items Not useful (1) Slightly useful (2) Moderately useful (3) Very useful (4) Mean (Range = 1-4)
Access to the Internet in your workplace 3.4% 5.2% 13.5% 77.9% 3.7
Access to free online databases in the workplace, such as Cochrane and PubMed 2.0% 8.9% 18.9% 70.2% 3.6
Ability to download full-text / full-length journal articles 2.1% 11.5% 20.9% 65.5% 3.5
Access to online education materials related to evidence based practice 1.4% 9.3% 23.7% 65.6% 3.5
Access to critical reviews of research evidence relevant to your field (these are critical reviews of multiple research papers addressing a single topic) 1.8% 11.3% 31.4% 55.5% 3.4
Free access to online databases that usually require license fees, such as DynaMed and CINAHL 6.9% 15.1% 19.7% 58.3% 3.3
Access to critically appraised topics relevant to your field (these are critical appraisals of single research papers) 2.2% 15.6% 35.2% 47.0% 3.3
Access to tools used to assist the critical appraisal/evaluation of research evidence 3.4% 17.6% 36.7% 42.3% 3.2
Access to research rating tools that facilitate critical appraisal of single research papers 4.3% 21.9% 35.5% 38.3% 3.1
Access to online tools that assist you to conduct your own critical appraisals of multiple research papers related to a single topic 6.8% 22.9% 30.4% 39.9% 3.0
  1. These are responses to the question “On a scale ranging from ‘not useful’ to ‘very useful’, to what extent would the following strategies assist you in participating in EBP”?