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Table 4 Respondent use of evidence-based practice (i.e. number of times each activity was undertaken over the last month) (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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0 times n (%)
1
1–5 times n (%)
2
6–10 times n (%)
3
11–15 times n (%)
4
16+ times n (%)
Median (IQR)
I have used an online search engine to search for practice related literature or research 7 (12.5) 21 (37.5) 12 (21.4) 4 (7.1) 12 (21.4) 2 (1,3)
I have used professional literature or research findings to assist my clinical decision-making 4 (7.1) 25 (44.6) 6 (10.7) 4 (7.1) 17 (30.4) 1 (1,4)
I have read/reviewed clinical research findings related to my practice 6 (10.7) 29 (51.8) 7 (12.5) 5 (8.9) 9 (16.1) 1 (1,3)
I have read/reviewed professional literature (i.e. professional journals & textbooks) related to my practice 8 (14.3) 27 (48.2) 9 (16.1) 3 (5.4) 9 (16.1) 1 (1,2)
I have consulted a colleague or industry expert to assist my clinical decision-making 9 (16.1) 29 (51.8) 8 (14.3) 1 (1.8) 9 (16.1) 1 (1,2)
I have used professional literature or research findings to change my clinical practice 6 (10.7) 34 (60.7) 4 (7.1) 5 (8.9) 7 (12.5) 1 (1,2)
I have used an online database to search for practice related literature or research 14 (25.0) 23 (41.1) 7 (12.5) 2 (3.6) 10 (17.9) 1 (0,2)
I have referred to magazines, layperson / self-help books, or non-government/non-education institution websites to assist my clinical decision-making 20 (35.7) 23 (41.1) 4 (7.1) 4 (7.1) 5 (8.9) 1 (0,1)
  1. IQR Interquartile range; main response in bold