Skip to main content

Table 2 Respondent self-reported skills in evidence-based practice (n = 56)

From: Skills, attitudes and uptake of evidence-based practice: a cross-sectional study of chiropractors in the Swedish Chiropractic Association

  1
Low n (%)
2
Low-moderate n (%)
3
Moderate n (%)
4
Moderate-high n (%)
5
High n (%)
Median (IQR)
Identifying precise clinical questions 1 (1.8) 2 (3.6) 12 (21.4) 30 (53.6) 11 (19.6) 4 (3,4)
Identifying knowledge gaps in practice 1 (1.8) 1 (1.8) 23 (41.1) 19 (33.9) 12 (21.4) 4 (3,4)
Locating professional literature 1 (1.8) 8 (14.3) 14 (25.0) 20 (35.7) 13 (23.2) 4 (3,4)
Online database searching 4 (7.1) 8 (14.3) 13 (23.2) 17 (30.4) 14 (25.0) 4 (3,5)
Retrieving evidence 2 (3.6) 15 (26.8) 12 (21.4) 16 (28.6) 11 (19.6) 3 (2,4)
Critical appraisal of evidence 3 (5.4) 9 (16.1) 17 (30.4) 16 (28.6) 11 (19.6) 3 (3,4)
Synthesis of research evidence 3 (5.4) 13 (23.2) 16 (28.6) 14 (25.0) 10 (17.9) 3 (2,4)
Applying research evidence to patient cases 0 (0.0) 2 (3.6) 15 (26.8) 31 (55.4) 8 (14.3) 4 (3,4)
Sharing evidence with colleagues 6 (10.7) 11 (19.6) 11 (19.6) 18 (32.1) 10 (17.9) 4 (2,4)
Using findings from systematic reviews 5 (8.9) 6 (10.7) 15 (26.8) 16 (28.6) 14 (25.0) 4 (3,5)
Using findings from clinical research 1 (1.8) 5 (8.9) 15 (26.8) 24 (42.9) 11 (19.6) 4 (3,4)
Conducting clinical research 10 (17.9) 12 (21.4) 18 (32.1) 10 (17.9) 6 (10.7) 3 (2,4)
Conducting systematic reviews 15 (26.8) 13 (23.2) 15 (26.8) 9 (16.1) 4 (7.1) 3 (1,3)
  1. IQR Interquartile range; main response in bold