This study applies the Ecological Theory of health promotion to design a survey of attitudes, beliefs and practices of chiropractors in Alabama. Results indicate that although some health promotion practices are performed, many recommended screenings or procedures are not. In addition, though most clinicians agreed that public health measures should be a part of practice, in many cases they reported they did not perform them routinely. Further education and investigation are needed as to how chiropractors can be more involved in prevention and promotion of health as part of routine practice, including removal of actual and perceived barriers to this practice.
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