Design: The design consisted of a cross-sectional self-report web-based survey of Ontario chiropractors.
Participants: Eligible participants consisted of
chiropractors in active practice in Ontario (treating, on average, at least 1 patient per week) and prescribing home exercises at least once in the last 30 days.
Results: The compliance strategies used most frequently by Ontario chiropractors were: keeping instructions simple (82%, 95% CI = 75–90%); motivating patients by explaining exercises in a positive and enthusiastic manner (81%, 95% CI = 74–89%); giving patients encouragement, support and praise (80%,95% CI = 72–88%); prescribing exercises that require
low-cost equipment (70%, 95% CI = 61–78%); and supplying patients with material that helps demonstrate the exercises (62%, 95% CI = 53–71%) and educating patients by discussing the importance of and benefits to exercise (62%, 95% CI = 53–71% ).
Conclusion: There appeared to be respondent
consensus on the main compliance strategies used by Ontario chiropractors. Now that we have a current listing of these, further research should focus on the effectiveness of these main compliance strategies.
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