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How can chiropractic become a respected mainstream profession? The example of podiatry

Overview of attention for article published in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, August 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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How can chiropractic become a respected mainstream profession? The example of podiatry
Published in
Chiropractic & Osteopathy, August 2008
DOI 10.1186/1746-1340-16-10
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Donald R Murphy, Michael J Schneider, David R Seaman, Stephen M Perle, Craig F Nelson


The chiropractic profession has succeeded to remain in existence for over 110 years despite the fact that many other professions which had their start at around the same time as chiropractic have disappeared. Despite chiropractic's longevity, the profession has not succeeded in establishing cultural authority and respect within mainstream society, and its market share is dwindling. In the meantime, the podiatric medical profession, during approximately the same time period, has been far more successful in developing itself into a respected profession that is well integrated into mainstream health care and society.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 3 4%
United States 3 4%
Australia 2 3%
Belgium 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 66 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 18 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 14%
Student > Master 11 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 9%
Other 21 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 64%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Sports and Recreations 4 5%
Unspecified 3 4%
Other 8 11%

Attention Score in Context

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