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Chiropractors’ characteristics associated with their number of workers’ compensation patients

August 31, 2015

Study design: A cross-sectional survey. Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics of Canadian doctors of chiropractic (DCs) associated with their number of workers’ compensation patients. Summary of background data: It has been previously hypothesized that DCs that treat a relatively high volume of workers’ compensation cases may have different characteristics than

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Knowledge and opinions of Downsview physicians regarding the chiropractic profession

July 14, 2014

This study was a preliminary investigation into the knowledge of and current attitudes towards the chiropractic profession by medical practitioners with varying years of clinical experience. A questionnaire was designed and mailed to seventy general practioners in Downsview, Ontario who agreed to participate in the study. Twenty-six were returned for a response rate of 37%.

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A mail survey of health care professionals: an analysis of the response

July 08, 2014

Mail questionnaires provide a cost effective alternative for the survey of geographically dispersed populations. However, mail questionnaires are also characterized by low response rates, particularly for medical and other professionals. As a result of the potential systematic differences between respondents and nonrespondents, the external validity of the results are jeopardized. A number of techniques, such

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Outcome measures and their everyday use in chiropractic practice

June 13, 2014

Objectives: To describe the extent to which chiropractors utilize standardized outcome and various clinical measures to systematically document patients’ baseline health status and responses to treatment, with particular consideration being given towards quantifi able outcome instruments. Study design: Cross-sectional mailed survey. Participants: Registered chiropractors in the province of Saskatchewan. Methods: A survey was mailed to

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Frequency of use of diagnostic and manual therapeutic procedures of the spine taught at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College: A preliminary survey of Ontario chiropractors. Part 1 – practice characteristics and demographic profiles

May 21, 2014

Background: Students learn a plethora of physical examination and manual therapy procedures over the course of their chiropractic education. However, it is uncertain to what extent they continue to use these procedures in practice after graduation. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine which diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of the spine are most

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