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Table 3 COVID-19 patient education provided by chiropractors during the COVID-19 pandemic (n = 2061)

From: The impact and public health response of chiropractors to the COVID-19 pandemic: a survey across four continents

  Overall
n (% Yes)
Australia
n (% Yes)
Canada
n (% Yes)
Denmark
n (% Yes)
Hong Kong
n (% Yes)
UK
n (% Yes)
USA
n (% Yes)
Others
n (% Yes)
Provided COVID-19 public health information to patients (such as hand washing, social distancing, oral hygiene, mask use or similar) (n = 2049)*
Yes 1692 (82.6%) 229 (82.4%) 610 (84.8%) 142 (92.8%) 39 (56.5%) 383 (82.4%) 265 (79.6%) 24 (75.0%)
Approach to providing public health information about COVID-19 to patients (n = 1692)
During face-to-face consultations 1319 (78.0%) 185 (80.8%) 471 (77.2%) 94 (66.2%) 29 (74.4%) 298 (77.8%) 228 (86.0%) 14 (58.3%)
On patient phone calls* 1088 (64.3%) 123 (53.7%) 399 (65.4%) 94 (66.2%) 27 (69.2%) 281 (73.4%) 153 (57.7%) 11 (45.8%)
Brochures/posters in practice areas* 1077 (63.7%) 150 (65.5%) 425 (69.7%) 110 (77.5%) 25 (64.1%) 226 (59.0%) 130 (49.1%) 11 (45.8%)
Through patient emails/mail-out* 872 (51.5%) 107 (46.7%) 356 (58.4%) 25 (17.6%) 16 (41.0%) 249 (65.0%) 108 (40.8%) 13 (45.8%)
On the practice website* 864 (51.1%) 98 (42.8%) 316 (51.8%) 105 (73.9%) 24 (61.5%) 224 (58.5%) 91 (34.3%) 6 (25.0%)
Social media posts* 744 (44.0%) 100 (43.7%) 253 (41.5%) 81 (57.0%) 15 (38.5%) 187 (48.8%) 98 (37.0%) 10 (41.7%)
Patient text-messages* 536 (31.7%) 93 (40.6%) 119 (19.5%) 69 (48.6%) 19 (48.7%) 158 (41.3%) 70 (26.4%) 8 (33.3%)
During patient teleconferencing/webinar* 252 (14.9%) 14 (6.1%) 59 (23.4%) 13 (5.2%) 18 (46.2%) 95 (24.8%) 50 (18.9%) 3 (12.5%)
Most trusted resource for COVID-19 public health information (n = 2022)
Chiropractic associations/organisations 597 (29.5%) 88 (32.2%) 171 (23.8%) 26 (17.1%) 36 (52.2%) 215 (47.1%) 56 (17.4%) 5 (15.5%)
Chiropractic regulatory board 302 (14.9%) 21 (7.7%) 205 (23.8%) 1 (0.7%) 1 (1.4%) 54 (11.8%) 20 (6.2%) 0 (0.0%)
Government reports/website 846 (41.8%) 131 (48.0%) 287 (40.0%) 118 (77.6%) 23 (33.3%) 135 (29.6%) 136 (42.2%) 16 (50.0%)
World Health Organisation 75 (3.7%) 12 (4.4%) 14 (1.9%) 1 (0.7%) 7 (10.1%) 15 (3.3%) 22 (6.8%) 4 (12.5%)
Search/reviewing COVID-19 research myself 160 (7.9%) 16 (5.9%) 32 (4.5%) 3 (2.0%) 1 (1.4%) 30 (6.6%) 76 (23.6%) 2 (6.3%)
Preferred commentators (media/social media) 13 (0.6%) 1 (0.4%) 3 (0.4%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (0.4%) 7 (2.2%) 0 (0.0%)
TV/internet/radio/Newspaper news reports 18 (0.9%) 4 (1.5%) 1 (0.1%) 3 (2.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (0.4%) 4 (1.2%) 4 (12.5%)
Family/friend/another chiropractor 11 (0.5%) 0 (0.0%) 5 (0.7%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.4%) 3 (0.7%) 1 (0.3%) 1 (3.1%)
  1. Some items with missing data ranging from 1 to 11 respondents, *P < 0.001