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Table 3 Selected practice characteristics

From: The Danish sports chiropractic landscape: an exploration of practice characteristics and salient developmental issues

  All (95% CI) SC (95% CI) Non-SC (95% CI) p value
Formal association with a sports club or team 22.2 (16.1, 28.2) 54.0 (39.7, 68.3) 10.4 (5.2, 15.6) <  0.001
Renumeration (yes) 13.0 (8.1, 17.9) 30.0 (16.8, 43.2) 6.7 (2.4, 10.9) <  0.001
Physical presence at club 8.1 (4.1, 12.1) 24.0 (11.7, 36.2) 2.2 (0.0, 4.7) <  0.001
Activities involving sports chiropractic
 University lecturing 12.4 (7.6, 17.2) 14.0 (4.0, 24.0) 11.9 (6.3, 17.4) 0.694
 Research 10.8 (6.3, 15.3) 12.0 (2.7, 21.3) 10.4 (5.2, 15.6) 0.751
 Clinical supervision 20.5 (14.7, 26.4) 36.0 (22.2, 49.8) 14.8 (8.7, 20.9) 0.002
 Voluntary work 25.4 (19.1, 31.7) 46.0 (31.7, 60.3) 17.8 (11.2, 24.3) <  0.001
 Sports associations 21.1 (15.1, 27.0) 44.0 (29.7, 58.3) 12.6 (6.9, 18.3) <  0.001
 None of the above 46.5 (39.2, 53.7) 18.0 (7.0, 29.0) 57.0 (48.6, 65.5) <  0.001
Average number of interprofessional partners 3.0 (2.7, 3.2) 3.8 (3.3, 4.2) 2.7 (2.4, 2.9) <  0.001
Common interprofessional practice partners
 Physiotherapist 85.4 (80.3, 90.5) 92.0 (84.2, 99.8) 83.0 (76.5, 89.4) 0.122
 Chiropractor 53.5 (46.3, 60.8) 68.0 (54.6, 81.4) 48.1 (39.6, 56.7) 0.016
 Massage therapist 53.0 (45.7, 60.2) 62.0 (48.1, 75.9) 49.6 (41.1, 58.2) 0.134
 Medical doctor 47.0 (39.8, 54.3) 66.0 (52.4, 79.6) 40.0 (31.6, 48.4) 0.002
 Personal trainer 21.1 (15.1, 27.0) 42.0 (27.8, 56.2) 13.3 (7.5, 19.1) <  0.001
 Acupuncturist 14.6 (9.5, 19.7) 20.0 (8.5, 31.5) 12.6 (6.9, 18.3) 0.205
 None 7.0 (3.3, 10.7) 4.0 (0.0, 9.6) 8.1 (3.5, 12.8) 0.327
> 10% Sports-related patient component 35.7 (28.7, 42.6) 72.0 (59.1, 84.9) 22.2 (15.1, 29.3) <  0.001
Level of athlete treated
 Professional 15.7 (10.4, 21.0) 38.0 (24.1, 51.9) 7.4 (2.9, 11.9) <  0.001
 Semi-professional 25.9 (19.6, 32.3) 58.0 (43.8, 72.2) 14.1 (8.1, 20.0) <  0.001
 Amateur 79.5 (73.6, 85.3) 92.0 (84.2, 99.8) 74.8 (67.4, 82.2) 0.010
Average number of modalities considered to be relevant 6.8 (6.5, 7.2) 6.9 (6.3, 7.6) 6.8 (6.4, 7.2) 0.678
How important is the use of shockwave therapy in the treatment of sports injuries? 59.5 (52.3, 66.6) 72.0 (59.1, 84.9) 54.8 (46.3, 63.3) 0.035
  1. SC Sports chiropractor, Non-SC Non-sports chiropractor, (CI) 95% confidence interval limits around point estimate