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Table 4 The frequency of key words (or their derivatives) in the 2009 and 2017 CCE-A competency standards for graduating chiropractors

From: Are Councils on Chiropractic Education expectations of chiropractic graduates changing for the better: a comparison of similarities and differences of the graduate competencies of the Chiropractic Council on Education-Australasia from 2009 to 2017

  2009 CCEA Graduate Competencies 2017 CCEA Graduate Competencies
Word Total number Heading Perf Criteria Total Number Heading Perf Criteria
Accountability 2 2   1   1
Adequate 16 4 12 0   
Advice 0    1   1
Applies 8 4 4 9 2 7
Appropriate 45 4   5   5
Assessment 23 5 18 17 2 15
Awareness 23 7 16 2   2
Bases 2 2   0   
Care/ing/ful 46 13 21 35 14 21
Clearly 11 11   0   
Clinical 33   33 13 6 7
Collaboration 3 3   7 2 5
Communicate/ion 17 4 13 10 4 6
Community 4 2 2 5   5
Competent 9 7 9 5 2 3
Competence/y 7 7   52 28 24
complies 1    1   
Confidentiality 0   0 3   3
Consent 5 2 3 2 1 1
Consider 19 1 18 5 2 3
Consultation (ed) 7   7 6 5 1
Contra-indication 6   6 0   
Counsels 7 4 3 0   
Critically 1   1 3 1 2
Data 26 2 24 0   
Define 1   1 1   1
Demonstrate 11 2 9 14 2 12
Development 11 6 5 5   5
Diagnosis/tic 28 5 26 5 1 4
Disease 19 6 13 2   2
Effective 21 8 13 15 5 10
Ethical 8 2 6 9 3 6
Evaluate 21 2 19 2 1 1
Evidence-based 1   1 9 3 6
Examination 16 2 14 5 1 4
Explains 20 2 18 4 1 3
Factors 9   9 4   4
Family 13   13 0   
Finances 2   2 0   
Goal (s) 2   2 1   1
Healthcare 14 6 8 0   
History 14 4 10 3 1 2
Imaging 1   1 3   3
Improvement 1   1 7 2 5
Indicator/ed 41 39 2 5   5
Information 13 4 7 7 2 5
Integrity 1   1 1   1
Interprets 8 5 3 2   2
Inter-professional     1   1
Knowledge 10 3 7 15   15
Leadership 0    3 3  
Lifestyle 0    1   1
Limit / ations 13 3 10 2   2
Management 23 14 9 24 3 21
Manner 21   21 2   2
Measure 1   1 3   3
Obtains 4 2 2 8 4 4
Options 3   3 12 3 9
Outcome 0    8 2 6
Patient 130 19 111 40 6 36
Patient-centre 0    3   3
Participate/ion 3   3 21   2
Perform 51 40 11 25 23 2
Personal 12 2 10 4 1 3
Physical 26 4 22 1   1
Plan 14 5 9 9 5 4
Practice 19 6 13 25 9 14
Prevention 7 5 2 3 1 2
Problems 13   13 1   1
Procedure 31 1 30 6 1 5
Professional 30 5 25 43 5 38
Promote (ion) 7 2 5 3 1 2
Provider 13 8 5 7 2 5
Public 10 2 8 5 1 4
Quality 3   3 15 3 12
Radiographic 16 2 14 0   
Recognize 14   14 9 1 8
Records 17 4 13 5 2 3
Referral 13 4 11 5   5
Relevant 20 2 18 10 2 8
Research 1   1 5   5
Responsible 2   2 2   2
Requirements 5   5 5 1 4
Risks 5   5 2   2
Safe / ty 9 3 6 19 4 15
Scope of Practice 0    0   
Selection 4   4 0   
Self-management 1   1 1   1
Skills 5 2 3 9   9
Staff 11 6 5 3 1 2
Stakeholders 0    5   5
Standard 5 4 1 10 7 3
Status 10   10 8   8
Strategies 1   1 1   1
Study 4   4 7 2 5
Subluxation 0    0   
Support 5   5 0   
Treatment 5 2 3 3   3
Understands 14 4 10 2   2
Vitalism 0    0