Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 17152
  Title The unsubstantiated Web site claims of chiropractic colleges in Canada and the United States
Journal J Chiropr Educ. 2003 Fall;17(2):113-119
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes Objective: To determine the prevalence of claims by chiropractic colleges for the clinical art which are not currently justified by available scientific evidence, or which are intrinsically untestable.

Design: A survey of chiropractic college Web sites in Canada and the United States. Method: Chiropractic college Web sites were examined for presence or absence of unsubstantiated claims related to the theory and practice of chiropractic.

Results: Of the 16 chiropractic college Web sites examined, eight made at least one claim for chiropractic theory and practice which is not known to have been scientifically validated, or is not experimentally testable. These eight Web sites represent 10 (55%) of the 18 English-speaking chiropractic colleges in Canada and the United States.

Conclusion: More than half of the chiropractic colleges in Canada and the United States make unsubstantiated claims for clinical theories or methods on their Web sites. This behavior likely reflects what is taught in the schools. Chiropractors' quest for greater legitimacy and cultural authority is retarded by this tendency.

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