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J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2016 Mar;60(1):13-20.

Relationship between Ontario chiropractors' attitudes toward drug prescription rights and Canadian versus non-Canadian college of graduation: results from an online survey.

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1
Private Practice.
2
Division of Graduate Education and Research, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Abstract

in English, French

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate differences between chiropractors' attitudes toward drug prescription rights based on chiropractic college of graduation.

METHODS:

A secondary data analysis of a 2015 survey of chiropractors from Ontario, Canada was performed. The questionnaire included 14 items concerning chiropractors' knowledge and attitudes toward drug prescription including demographics.

RESULTS:

960 of 2,677 deliverable questionnaires were completed (36% response rate). The majority of respondents favoured limited prescribing rights for chiropractors regardless of college of graduation. Respondents who graduated from Canadian institutions were significantly more in favour of these privileges compared to graduates from non-Canadian schools. Over three-quarters of all respondents opposed the idea of chiropractors having full prescribing rights. No significant association was found between respondents' philosophical orientation and school attended.

CONCLUSION:

Ontario chiropractors who graduated from Canadian chiropractic institutions were most interested in obtaining limited drug prescription rights for the profession compared to non-Canadian chiropractic institution graduates.

KEYWORDS:

attitudes; chiropractic; cross-sectional survey; drug prescription; knowledge

PMID:
27069262
PMCID:
PMC4807685

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