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Table 2 Participant engagement in evidence-based practice activities within the last month (n = 567)

From: A national cross-sectional survey of the attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice amongst Spanish osteopaths

  0
0
times
n (%)
1
1–5
times
n (%)
2
6–10 times
n (%)
3
11–15 times
n (%)
4
16+
times
n (%)
Missing
n (%)
Median (IQR)
I have used an online search engine to search for practice related literature or research 65 (11.5) 157 (27.7) 96 (16.9) 51 (9.0) 117 (20.6) 81 (14.3) 3 (2,4)
I have read/reviewed professional literature (i.e. professional journals & textbooks) related to my practice 65 (11.5) 184 (32.5) 88 (15.5) 46 (8.1) 107 (18.9) 77 (13.6) 2 (2,4)
I have used an online database to search for practice related literature or research 107 (18.9) 174 (30.7) 66 (11.6) 36 (6.3) 103 (18.2) 81 (14.3) 2 (2,4)
I have used professional literature or research findings to assist my clinical decision-making 101 (17.8) 215 (37.9) 71 (12.5) 40 (7.1) 63 (11.1) 77 (13.6) 2 (2,3)
I have used professional literature or research findings to change my clinical practice 110 (19.4) 235 (41.4) 58 (10.2) 29 (5.1) 58 (10.2) 77 (13.6) 2 (2,3)
I have read/reviewed clinical research findings related to my practice 125 (22.0) 193 (34.0) 62 (10.9) 35 (6.2) 75 (13.2) 77 (13.6) 2 (1,3)
I have consulted a colleague or industry expert to assist my clinical decision-making 113 (19.9) 220 (38.8) 67 (11.8) 33 (5.8) 53 (9.3) 81 (14.3) 2 (2,3)
I have referred to magazines, layperson / self-help books, or non-government/non-education institution websites to assist my clinical decision-making 236 (41.6) 145 (25.6) 39 (6.9) 25 (4.4) 41 (7.2) 81 (14.3) 2 (1,2)
  1. IQR Interquartile range
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