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Table 6

Respondents’ opinions by year in program*

Yr 1 (%) Yr 2 (%) Yr 3 (%) Total (%)
Doctors of chiropractic should be considered
  Complementary/alternative health practitioners25.323.030.826.6
  Mainstream health care practitioners74.777.069.273.4

The most important practice paradigm for the chiropractic profession is
  Subluxation correction only focus15.612.021.016.4
  Primary spine/musculoskeletal care physician48.745.754.249.7
  General/Primary care physician29.634.318.427.0

The most important setting for chiropractic health care is
  Integrated settings with other health care disciplines including allopathic medicine25.534.230.530.1
  Integrated settings with alternative medicine practitioners only5.
  Alone or with other DC’s, without integration with any other health care disciplines7.
  Any/all of the above61.157.352.756.9

Chiropractic researchers should focus future efforts primarily on
  Physiological mechanisms of chiropractic adjustments54.749.146.449.9
  Outcomes/cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care23.832.332.729.8
  Outcomes/cost-effectiveness of integrative care models21.418.720.920.4

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).

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