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The best aspects of being a chiropractor

Beynon, A.M. and Walker, B.F.ORCID: 0000-0002-8506-6740 (2021) The best aspects of being a chiropractor. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 65 (1). pp. 59-65.


Objective: The aims of this study were to determine the best aspects of being a chiropractor from the
practitioners’ perspective and to determine job satisfaction among respondents.

Methods: An anonymous online survey was distributed to members of the chiropractic profession from August to September 2019. The survey included 25 statements regarded as being “a positive aspect of being a chiropractor.”

Results: Three hundred and sixty-nine chiropractors responded. Respondents believe that the best aspects of being a chiropractor are that chiropractors can reduce pain, help move or build strength, flexibility, and power in patients. In addition, chiropractors ‘being trained to diagnose’ and ‘being able to transform peoples’ quality of life’ were highly scored. Job satisfaction overall was rated as high (median score of 9/10). However, there are some aspects that are not highly regarded as best aspects by the profession such as the respect of the public and other health professionals.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Publisher: Canadian Chiropractic Association
Copyright: © 2021 JCCA
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