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Table 4 Osteopaths’ perceptions of the impact of osteopathy research

From: A workforce survey of Australian osteopathy: analysis of a nationally-representative sample of osteopaths from the Osteopathy Research and Innovation Network (ORION) project

Perceptions of osteopathy research Disagree Neutral Agree
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Research is useful to help patients understand the benefits of osteopathy for their health 52 (5.2) 106 (10.7) 834 (84.1)
Research is useful to help GPs and other conventional health professionals understand the role of osteopathy in health care 28 (2.9) 30 (3.2) 894 (93.9)
Research is useful to provide scientific evidence for what I do as an osteopath 41 (4.4) 78 (8.3) 820 (87.3)
Research is irrelevant to the professional development of osteopathy in Australia 807 (86.1) 46 (4.9) 84 (8.9)
Impact of osteopathy research Not high impact Moderate impact High impact
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
What impact does evidence from research have on your current practice? 249 (25.1) 504 (50.8) 239 (24.1)