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Table 4 Participant’s perceived skill level in evidence-based practice (n = 567)

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

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Low
n (%)
2
Low-moderate
n (%)
3
Moderate
n (%)
4
Moderate-high
n (%)
5
High
n (%)
Missing
n (%)
Median
(IQR)
Identifying answerable clinical questions 14 (2.5) 56 (9.9) 183 (32.3) 234 (41.3) 58 (10.2) 22 (3.9) 4 (3,4)
Identifying knowledge gaps in practice 25 (4.4) 84 (14.8) 222 (39.2) 166 (29.3) 48 (8.5) 22 (3.9) 3 (3,4)
Locating professional literature 38 (6.7) 102 (18.0) 148 (26.1) 174 (30.7) 83 (14.6) 22 (3.9) 3 (2,4)
Online database searching 44 (7.8) 101 (17.8) 143 (25.2) 155 (27.3) 102 (18.0) 22 (3.9) 3 (2,4)
Retrieving evidence 46 (8.1) 112 (19.8) 158 (27.9) 145 (25.6) 84 (14.8) 22 (3.9) 3 (2,4)
Critical appraisal of evidence 33 (5.8) 122 (21.5) 190 (33.5) 143 (25.2) 43 (7.6) 36 (6.3) 3 (2,4)
Synthesis of research evidence 28 (4.9) 121 (21.3) 185 (32.6) 150 (26.5) 47 (8.3) 22 (3.9) 3 (2,4)
Applying research evidence to patient cases 25 (4.4) 74 (13.1) 185 (32.6) 197 (34.7) 50 (8.8) 36 (6.3) 3 (3,4)
Sharing evidence with colleagues 53 (9.3) 100 (17.6) 139 (24.5) 159 (28.0) 80 (14.1) 36 (6.3) 3 (2,4)
Using findings from clinical research 73 (12.9) 119 (21.0) 169 (29.8) 127 (22.4) 39 (6.9) 40 (7.1) 3 (2,4)
Using findings from systematic reviews 89 (15.7) 131 (23.1) 127 (22.4) 136 (24.0) 44 (7.8) 40 (7.1) 3 (2,4)
Conducting systematic reviews 147 (25.9) 142 (25.0) 122 (21.5) 82 (14.5) 34 (6.0) 40 (7.1) 2 (1,3)
Conducting clinical research 218 (38.4) 125 (22.0) 102 (18.0) 53 (9.3) 33 (5.8) 36 (6.3) 2 (1,3)
  1. IQR Interquartile range
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