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ID 27395
  Title Demographic factors associated with public awareness of chiropractic in Klang Valley, Malaysia: A cross-sectional study
Journal J Chiropr Med. 2022 Sep;21(3):187-196
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

Objective: The purposes of this study were to determine the public awareness of chiropractic in Klang Valley and to identify sociodemographic factors associated with this awareness.

Methods: A cross-sectional study with a total of 440 respondents was conducted in medical, chiropractic, pharmacy, and dental health care facilities in Klang Valley. A self-administrated questionnaire was enclosed in an envelope and handed to the participants by the health care facilities’ staff. Tables and figures were used to present the descriptive data. Data collected were also analyzed using inferential statistics such as binary logistic regression, odds ratio, and 95% confidence interval. The variables in this study were age, ethnicity, sex, education level, marital status, nationality, employment status, and health status along with awareness of chiropractic.

Results: The respondents’ ages ranged from 18 to 81 years, and the mean age was 33.1 years. The majority of respondents were single (52.1%), and 43.1% of respondents were married. Most of the respondents were employed (64.4%), followed by students (14.8%). Among the respondents, 40.2% perceived to have a good health status. Good awareness of chiropractic was 50.2%, whereas the poor awareness of chiropractic was 49.8%. Two sociodemographic factors that were statistically significantly associated with the awareness of chiropractic were ethnicity and employment status, with a P value of <.001 and .006, respectively.

Conclusion: The level of public awareness of chiropractic was 50.2%, with ethnicity and employment status as statistically significant associated factors.

Author Keywords:  Chiropractic; Health Services Accessibility; Consumer Health Information

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