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Table 3 Respondent attitudes toward 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

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Strongly Disagree
n (%)
2
Disagree n (%)
3
Neutral n (%)
4
Agree n (%)
5
Strongly Agree n (%)
Median (IQR)
EBP is necessary in the practice of chiropractic 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.8) 15 (26.8) 40 (71.4) 5 (4,5)
EBP improves the quality of my patient’s care 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (7.1) 18 (32.1) 34 (60.7) 5 (4,5)
EBP assists me in making decisions about patient care 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.8) 23 (41.1) 32 (57.1) 5 (4,5)
I am interested in learning or improving the skills necessary to incorporate EBP into my practice 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (10.7) 18 (32.1) 32 (57.1) 5 (4,5)
Professional literature (i.e. journals & textbooks) and research findings are useful in my day-to-day practice 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 25 (44.6) 31 (55.4) 5 (4,5)
Prioritizing EBP within chiropractic practice is fundamental to the advancement of the profession 0 (0.0) 1 (1.8) 6 (10.7) 16 (28.6) 33 (58.9) 5 (4,5)
EBP takes into account my clinical experience when making clinical decisions 0 (0.0) 3 (5.4) 7 (12.5) 22 (39.3) 24 (42.9) 4 (4,5)
EBP takes into account a patient’s preference for treatment 4 (7.1) 8 (14.3) 17 (30.4) 11 (19.6) 16 (28.6) 3 (3,5)
There is a lack of evidence from clinical trials to support most of the treatments I use in my practice 8 (14.3) 31 (55.4) 9 (16.1) 7 (12.5) 1 (1.8) 2 (2,3)
The adoption of EBP places an unreasonable demand on my practice 22 (39.3) 23 (41.1) 7 (12.5) 4 (7.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (1,2)
  1. EBP Evidence-based practice, IQR Interquartile range; main response in bold