Who's Interested in the History of Chiropractic? A Survey of Chiropractors in the United Kingdom

Binns, Alan; Wilson, Francis J. H.
June 2007
Chiropractic History;Summer2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
This paper presents the findings of a survey of chiropractors registered with the General Chiropractic Council of the United Kingdom (UK) in 2005, undertaken in order to better understand the level of interest and opinions relating to the history of chiropractic. A random sample of 200 chiropractors registered with the General Chiropractic Council, just under 10% of the whole population of chiropractors practising in the United Kingdom at the time, was selected, and each was sent a postal questionnaire. The survey achieved an adequate response rate of 60.5 %. The results of the study suggested significant interest in the history of chiropractic, with 77% of those who responded adequately to the survey expressing interest. The survey high-lighted that despite interest in the history of chiropractic among responders, the vast majority were unaware of the existence of the Association for the History of Chiropractic (AHC), or of its journal, Chiropractic History. Based on the findings of this study, the authors believe that there is a case for further efforts to be made to inform chiropractors in the United Kingdom about the work of the AHC. If this is done, momentum towards preservation and dissemination of information about the history of chiropractic might increase within the study population.


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