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Table 5

Respondents’ agreement with statements about practice and identity, by topic and year in program*

A (%) N (%) D (%)
Identity and setting
Chiropractic providers should maintain portal of entry (direct access) status.
  Year 184.714.01.3
  Year 390.17.32.6

Inclusion of clinical chiropractic training internships and post-graduate residencies in integrative medical settings is important to the progression of the chiropractic profession.
  Year 174.317.97.8
  Year 372.59.418.1

Scope of practice
Emphasis of chiropractic intervention is to eliminate vertebral subluxations/vertebral subluxation complexes.
  Year 167.617.814.6
  Year 361.814.223.9

The chiropractic profession should expand its scope of practice to include prescribing of medication, with appropriate advanced training.
  Year 133.113.453.5
  Year 222.715.761.6
  Year 326.912.960.2

It is appropriate for the chiropractic profession to distinguish and promote two separate subgroups of broad scope (providing manual and other non-drug procedures) and limited scope (providing subluxation correction only).
  Year 137.829.532.7
  Year 228.428.143.5
  Year 332.126.941.0

Chiropractic intervention should consist of chiropractic adjustment only.
  Year 111.311.077.7
  Year 210.96.482.7
  Year 318.710.570.7

NOTE—all the above differed significantly.

*Items are only included if the differences among year in program responses were significant at the p < .05 level (Chi square test).

A = agree; N = neutral; D = disagree.

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