Dynamic Chiropractic – April 9, 2005, Vol. 23, Issue 08

Surveying Chiropractic Identity: WFC Releases Findings

By Editorial Staff
The World Federation of Chiropractic's Task Force on Identity has released the findings of its worldwide survey of chiropractors. The stated purpose of the electronic survey, conducted in October 2004, was to "understand attitudes and perceptions toward the profession" and relied on the premise that while "there is a general consensus that chiropractors believe it is important for a profession to have a clear public identity ...
most agree that the chiropractic profession suffers from an unclear identity and position within health care today."

Back in September 2003, the WFC announced the formation of a 40-member Task Force on Identity, designed to "direct and facilitate an inclusive and comprehensive international consultation with members of the profession and other relevant parties on the public identity of the chiropractic profession." The task force's first objective was to review past surveys and research related to chiropractic identity. On Feb. 26-28, 2004, the task force met at Life Chiropractic College West to approve methods and procedures to be used for the electronic survey.

What follows are some of the more interesting data from Consultation on Identity: Quantitative Research Findings, extracted from the report's executive summary. Findings are based on complete responses from 3,689 members of the chiropractic profession worldwide.

image - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark

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Complete survey results will be presented at the WFC's 8th Biennial Assembly in Sydney, Australia, in June 2005. For more information, visit www.wfc.org.

Resources

  1. Consultation on Identity: Quantitative Research Findings. World Federation of Chiropractic, Dec. 7, 2004.
  2. WFC establishes task force on identity. Dynamic Chiropractic, Nov. 3, 2003: www.chiroweb.com/archives/21/23/19.html.
  3. Life West hosts historic WFC meeting on chiropractic identity. Dynamic Chiropractic, April 8, 2004: www.chiroweb.com/archives/22/08/12.html.
  4. Worldwide survey of chiropractors on identity. Dynamic Chiropractic, Oct. 7, 2004: www.chiroweb.com/archives/22/21/16.html.
  5. WFC task force assembled. Dynamic Chiropractic, Dec. 15, 2003: www.chiroweb.com/archives/21/26/16.html.

 


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